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Helping Grouse (and Rabbits) in NY

By Terry Belke for WGRZ Outdoors

New England cottontails, Appalachian cottontails, and American woodcock are just three of many species of wildlife that benefit when young forest and shrubland habitats are created or improved for ruffed grouse.

RUSHFORD, NY — The ruffed grouse is a ground dwelling bird that is a favorite of hunters and birders alike.

Bringing Back NEC in Maine

Effort includes R&R: Restoration (of habitat) and Romance (in the form of potential mates)

By Mary Pols, Staff Writer, Portland Press Herald

SCARBOROUGH — New England cottontail rabbits like a mess. More precisely, these rabbits, which are endangered in the state of Maine, would like to hide out in a thicket of native (and edible) shrubs.

NY Timber Managers: Cutting to Promote Forest Health

By Michael Vertanen, Adirondack Explorer

Four huge machines rumbled in a wide clearing at the end of a haul road within Molpus Woodlands Group’s Santa Clara Tract in the northwestern Adirondacks.

Destroying a Village to Save One

A Naturalist’s Journal

By Bruce Fellman for Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

“Then I heard his voice,/now I’m a believer...” (with apologies to songwriter Neil Diamond and The Monkees).

William Ruger to Sell NH Land for Conservation

By Patrick O’Grady, Valley News, Concord NH

Croydon — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission has voted unanimously to appropriate $500,000 from its wildlife habitat account toward the purchase of two parcels comprising roughly 3,200 acres in Newport, Croydon and Grantham from William Ruger Jr.

In Search of Matching Grants for NH Nongame Wildlife

CONCORD, NH – The stakes are high for dozens of nongame species in New Hampshire that are tied directly to diverse and functional habitats. To help protect habitat and restore species such as the Karner blue butterfly, New England cottontail, Blanding’s turtle and roseate tern, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking the public to support its 2018 appeal for its Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program.

What In the Blazes? Burning Forests in RI Helps Wildlife

By Alex Kuffner for the Providence Journal.

(See the original article in Providence Journal for numerous photographs, a video, and artwork.)

How Do You Count Rabbits When It’s So Hard to Find Them?

From the University of New Hampshire News Service:

Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have developed a method to estimate the abundance of New England cottontail populations. The noninvasive method provides an important tool in the effort to conserve this region’s only native rabbit, a state-endangered species in Maine and New Hampshire.

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