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Nearly 40 acres of the Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area in New York are now even more friendlier for wildlife, thanks to restoration work funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Happy Endangered Species Day! Our biologists team up every day with people across the Northeast to bring our over 100 protected wildlife and plants closer to recovery. Today we’re bringing you updates on a few projects that are doing just that.

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.