Held on the second Thursday of every month (with no meeting held in August), the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee  meetings are open to the public. Topics on non-game and endangered species will be covered, and updates on agency activities will be part of the agenda. The role of the Advisory Committee is to provide the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife and the Fisheries and Wildlife Board with independent scientific advice on the conservation and protection of over 400 species of wild plants and animals that are not hunted, fished or trapped.

Please note: If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations, please contact Susan Sacco at 508-389-6342.

CANCELLED July 13, 2017: Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee Meeting, Westborough. The Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee will be meeting on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the DFW Field Headquarters Office located at 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA from 1:30- 4:30 P.M. in the Southwest Meeting Room, Room #103. Directions  

Updated Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10:30 A.M.


June 8, 2017: Meeting Cancelled


May 11, 2017: Using Mobile Devices for GIS and Field Data Collection – Jon Regosin, Chief of Conservation Science

Agenda docx format of Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda May 2017


April 13, 2017: Recent Federal Listing Decisions and Implications for States – Brent Powers, NRCS Review Biologist

Agenda docx format of Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda April 2017

Minutes doc format of NHESAC Minutes 04_13_17


March 9, 2017: Hunter Ed Program Overview – Susan Langlois, Hunter Ed Program Administrator

Agenda docx format of NHESAC Agenda 03.09.17

Minutes doc format of NHESAC Minutes 03_09_17


February 9, 2017: Meeting Cancelled


January 12, 2017: The Effects of the Road Network and Thermal Constraints on Moose Movement and Habitat Selection in MA – Dave Wattles, Black Bear & Furbearer Biologist

Agenda docx format of Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda January 2017

Minutes doc format of NHESAC Minutes 01_12_17


December 8, 2016: Discussion of Translocations and Reintroductions – Eve Schluter and Jon Regosin, NHESP

Agenda docx format of Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda December 2016

Minutes doc format of Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes December 2016


November 10, 2016: Meeting Cancelled


October 13, 2016: Frameworks for Freshwater Turtle Conservation in Massachusetts – Mike Jones, State Herpetologist

Agenda docx format of Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda October 2016

Minutes doc format of Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes October 2016