Recent News

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.

New-Growth Forests for Wildlife in the East

Old growth is great, but here’s why we need new-growth forests, too.

By Scott Weidensaul, from the Spring 2018 issue of Living Bird magazine

Vermont to Step Up Logging Around Camel’s Hump

By Taylor Dobbs for Seven Days Vermont

Young forest openings in an older forest become magnets for wildlife.

Personal Outreach to Landowners Vital to Conserving Wildlife

Landowners who accompanied natural resource technicians onto their properties gained higher trust in the agency helping them create habitat, plus better understanding of management outcomes

Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment research published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE shows that private landowners trust conservation agencies more and have better views of program outcomes when they accompany conservation biologists who are monitoring habitat management activities on their land.

Prescribed Fires to Help Cottontails in MA

Wicked Local Wareham

BOSTON – The Trustees has announced plans to conduct three prescribed fires on the south coast of Massachusetts this spring, thanks in part to funding from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).