Small Research Contracts
NHESP sponsors a Small Research Contract (SRC) program which typically funds several dozen research projects each field season focused on biological conservation priorities. These projects vary from radio telemetry tracking of rare turtles to searches for old growth forest remnants to genetic research on rare plant species. Research and inventory proposals are solicited in January each year and contracts are awarded in March.
There is no funding available at this time. Please check back.
Many reports of rare species occurrences are turned in by non-staff biologists, amateur naturalists or observant members of the public. If you have observed a Massachusetts rarity and can document the observation with a map and photos, video or audio tape, please let us know about it! Download an observation form or contact the NHESP Database Manager at (508) 389-6368.