• Driven by instincts and a pickup truck: An Atlantic salmon’s journey towards recovery

    That’s how many Atlantic salmon make their way to spawning habitat in Lake Champlain’s tributaries nowadays. Learn why this species disappeared from the lake in the 19th century, and how it is making a comeback today thanks to collaboration by partners in the basin.

  • Welcome to our blog!

    We’re dedicated to conserving the nature of the Northeast. Our mission is to work with others to protect fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats from Virginia north to Maine.

  • My life after the internship

    We’re checking in with our past interns to find out what they’ve been up to since their last internship with us. Find out where they are now since they fled the nest!

It’s no nirvana, but this dam’s removal will allow more fish in the Pawcatuck River to migrate to their spawning grounds. The project to remove and replace the dam, overseen by The Nature Conservancy, highlights the Fish and Wildlife Service’s commitment to restoring open waterways throughout the region.

Rhode Island’s rivers, which have been used and abused in the past, are gaining new life as dams are removed and disposal practices change. This is good news for wildlife and people alike.

Department of Defense installations can be safe havens for rare wildlife, including the frosted elfin, a butterfly at risk of needing federal protection.