Natural Heritage Web Links
- The Nature Conservancy
- National Audubon Society
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
- Massachusetts Audubon Society
- Manomet Center for Conservation Science
- The Trustees of Reservations
- The New England Wild Flower Society
- The Environmental League
- Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions
- The Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition
- The Trust for Public Lands
- Grow Native Massachusetts
River Watershed Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (SuAsCo
Species and Natural Community References
- The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) is an easy-to-use taxonomic reference.
- NatureServe Explorer is an easy-to-search website that provides regional assessments of plant and animal species.
- The Ode News page has descriptions and photos of Odonates (dragon/damselflies).
- The USGS maintains a Moths of North America site, with information on Massachusetts moth species. They also have a Butterflies of North America site.
- The Partners-In-Flight Program has a good list of ornithological resources.
- The USDA has a National Plant Database with searchable features.
- Flora of North America online.
Geographic Information Systems
- MassGIS in EOEEA maintains a comprehensive statewide database of spatial information for environmental planning and management.
- ESRI has become an industry standard in GIS software. They also have a list of sites related to Geography and Conservation.
- The Clark Labs, part of Clark University, produces IDRISI, another widely used GIS software.
- Harvard Forest is an important center for forest research in Massachusetts, and nationally.
- The Massachusetts Butterfly Club sponsors state-wide butterfly activities.
- The University of Massachusetts Landscape Ecology Program.
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute is a global leader in marine science.
Landscapes for Massachusetts Wildlife is a long-term and multifaceted
effort to minimize the impact of the existing road network on wildlife,
while improving highway safety.