With the enactment of the Agricultural Act (February 7, 2014) funding provided for the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) in FY-2014 is no longer available for obligations. WHIP is not reauthorized.
NRCS will honor and continue to support fiscal year 2014 WHIP program contracts using the rules and policy that was in effect at the time of contract obligations.
Portions of the WHIP Statute were rolled into the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Anyone still interested in applying for wildlife projects in programs should go to the EQIP web page.
Written primarily by state and federal wildlife biologists and foresters, this guide will provide you with important information on how to maintain and restore these habitats on the lands you own or manage.
Whether you are a novice or an experienced land manager, this guide will provide helpful information anyone can use to better manage early-successional habitats.
New England's only native rabbit, the New England cottontail, is in decline throughout its range. Loss of habitat is one of the primary factors contributing to the decline of the species, so one of the best ways to improve the cottontail's outlook is to protect and increase the amount of suitable habitat available.
Landowners who are interested in making an impact on the survival of New England cottontails can follow the guidelines outlined in this publication.
The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) is responsible for the conservation - including restoration, protection and management - of fish and wildlife resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.
The Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (also called "Natural Heritage") protects the state's wide range of native biological diversity.
The program's highest priority is protecting the 176 species of vertebrate and invertebrate animals and 259 species of native plants that are officially listed as Endangered, Threatened or of Special Concern in Massachusetts.