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Timber Rattlesnake Meeting Feb. 23, 2016 in Orange, MA
The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) invites the public to an informational meeting about our plan to establish a small population of endangered rattlesnakes at the Quabbin Reservoir. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 7:00 P.M. at the R.C. Mahar Regional High School, 507 South Main Street (Rte 122) in Orange.
The Timber Rattlesnake is listed as an Endangered Species in Massachusetts and has experienced the greatest modern decline of any native reptile. As part of an overall conservation strategy, MassWildlife is planning to establish a small number of rattlesnakes on Mount Zion, a large island closed to the public at the Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts. Click here to learn more about the Plan.