U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


There are plenty of eastern cottontails, but not plenty of New England cottontails, the only species native to New England. And while the two species share many of the same characteristics, the latter has experienced a population decline because of habitat loss and fragmentation. Learn more about this conservation success story in Connecticut.

Susan Adamowicz, Ph.D. and Nancy Pau have been working with local communities to defend coastal ecosystems against storms in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The two biologists are key players behind invasive species removal and high salt marsh restoration projects at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Local communities and landowners play a major role in the success of these projects. Pau cites local conservationist and Town of Newbury selectman Geoff Walker as an example…. Read More

Local high school students are being hired to help the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge wage the battle against an invasive plant that is harming our waterways.