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  • Fisheries Information

    Facts on fish, fish restoration programs, fish habitat mapping and fisheries resources.

  • Wildlife Facts

    Where do black bears typically live? What is the average size of a bobcat? Do green snakes bite? 

    Get wildlife facts and tips in Wildlife Facts.

  • Living with Wildlife

    Having difficulties with coyotes in your neighborhood? Or, has a colony of bats taken up residence in your attic? Is it ever helpful to move a fawn or any young animal?

    Learn the answers to these and other questions in Living with Wildlife

  • Wildlife Diseases

    Find information about wildlife diseases and illnesses such as avian influenza, rabies, raccoon roundworm, and chronic waste disease and how to prevent the spread of the disease.

  • Wildlife Fact Sheets Library
    Wildlife fact sheets and articles available as PDFs.
  • Rare Plant Conservation

    Rare plant and conservation information provided by the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP).

  • Northern Long-eared Bat

    Due to severe population declines, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service listed the Northern Long-eared Bat in April 2015. To assist project proponents in complying with the 4(d) rule, the NHESP is providing a map for known locations of winter hibernacula and maternity roost trees. 

Massachusetts Wildlife Magazine

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Massachusetts Wildlife magazine is a quarterly publication packed with award-winning articles and photos on the environment, conservation, fishing, hunting, natural history and just about everything relating to the outdoors in Massachusetts.

Click here for more about Massachusetts Wildlife magazine.