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Service biologist Madeleine Lyttle has been recognized by close partner Trout Unlimited as their “Conservation Professional of the Year”

Sporting their school colors on the lake. Photo credit: New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association

Move over Ultimate Frisbee – there’s a new sport in town!

It started two years ago as an experiment in combining big data with a big conservation vision for the 11,250 square-mile Connecticut River watershed. Today the experiment has evolved into Connect the Connecticut, a collaborative effort among the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative and more than 30 partner agencies and organizations to conserve a network of lands and waters that sustain wildlife and people for generations to come.