• Westfield River
  • Land Conservation

    Land use is an important aspect of natural resource protection in rural, suburban and urban environments. From municipal planning to forest management many key initiatives for land conservation and conservation planning are underway in the Commonwealth.
  • Natural Resource Damages Assessment and Restoration (NRD)

    NRD authority applies to injuries to natural resources managed by or held in trust by the Commonwealth for the public, and generally includes fish, wildlife, threatened and endangered species and their habitats, groundwater, drinking water supplies, lakes, ponds, wetlands, coastal and marine resources, anadromous fisheries, shellfish, and other sensitive resources. Only federal, state, and tribal Trustees may recover for NRD subject to their jurisdiction on behalf of the public. The NRD process generally includes injury assessment and quantification, damage determination, and restoration planning and implementation to restore, replace, or acquire the equivalent of the injured resources.
  • Wildlife Information

    Find information on wildlife ranging from common animals to rare and endangered species.
  • Invasive Species

    Invasive species relates to non-indigenous species (e.g. plants or animals) that adversely affect the habitats they invade economically, environmentally or ecologically. Learn more here.