U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


We found a good use for an old landfill in Vermont. Read how what was once a dumping ground is now attracting beautiful wildlife.

Jim Turenne began working on county soil surveys in Massachusetts as a field soil mapper for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in 1987. Present day, as Rhode Island’s assistant state soil scientist, Turenne works closely with the US Fish and Wildlife Service on a number of coastal resilience projects.

Scott Comings’ conservation path began with a year-long, outdoor education program in ninth grade. Today he channels his passion for the natural world as Associate Director of the Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy. In partnership with the Service, Comings is overseeing Hurricane Sandy-funded projects in Rhode Island such as removal of White Rock dam on the Pawcatuck River.