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Conservation Connection e-blast - January 3, 2013

Conservation Connection e-blast


Conservation Connection e-blast...the latest news from NRCS Massachusetts and our partners

Wetland wildlife habitat restoration presentation slated for Jan. 8th in Great Barrington

A water lily.Landowners and conservationists: you are invited to attend a presentation on Wetland Wildlife Habitat Restoration in the Housatonic River Watershed on Tuesday, January 8 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm at the Mason Library, 231 Main Street, Great Barrington.

Staff from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will present information about the federal Working Lands for Wildlife Initiative, a partnership between NRCS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Through the partnership, the agencies provide technical expertise and financial help to combat the decline of seven specific wildlife species and benefit other species with similar habitat needs.

Topics will include habitat restoration for rare and declining species and funding assistance available through the NRCS Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) for management activities.

Come learn how you may be able to contribute to the effort! Contact Marianne Piché at 508-389-6313 or via email, for more details.


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Christine S. Clarke, State Conservationist

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