Recent News

Ruffed Grouse an Elusive Wild Treasure

By Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

RHINELANDER - The sun climbed in the eastern sky last Sunday, its brightness undiminished by clouds. By mid-morning it was high enough to illuminate the edge of a dense popple stand south of Rhinelander.

NY Timber Managers: Cutting to Promote Forest Health

By Michael Vertanen, Adirondack Explorer

Four huge machines rumbled in a wide clearing at the end of a haul road within Molpus Woodlands Group’s Santa Clara Tract in the northwestern Adirondacks.

Destroying a Village to Save One

A Naturalist’s Journal

By Bruce Fellman for Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

“Then I heard his voice,/now I’m a believer...” (with apologies to songwriter Neil Diamond and The Monkees).

William Ruger to Sell NH Land for Conservation

By Patrick O’Grady, Valley News, Concord NH

Croydon — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission has voted unanimously to appropriate $500,000 from its wildlife habitat account toward the purchase of two parcels comprising roughly 3,200 acres in Newport, Croydon and Grantham from William Ruger Jr.

In Search of Matching Grants for NH Nongame Wildlife

CONCORD, NH – The stakes are high for dozens of nongame species in New Hampshire that are tied directly to diverse and functional habitats. To help protect habitat and restore species such as the Karner blue butterfly, New England cottontail, Blanding’s turtle and roseate tern, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking the public to support its 2018 appeal for its Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program.

What In the Blazes? Burning Forests in RI Helps Wildlife

By Alex Kuffner for the Providence Journal.

(See the original article in Providence Journal for numerous photographs, a video, and artwork.)

How Do You Count Rabbits When It’s So Hard to Find Them?

New England cottontail hiding

Because they're secretive and live in thick cover, New England cottontails are famously hard to observe. Yet scientists can learn a lot about their population and habits through studying genetic material extracted from their fecal pellets./A. Cheeseman

New-Growth Forests for Wildlife in the East

Old growth is great, but here’s why we need new-growth forests, too.

By Scott Weidensaul, from the Spring 2018 issue of Living Bird magazine