MA Endangered Species Act

30th Anniversary

Through the implementation of MESA, MassWildlife’s Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program conserves and protects the most vulnerable animal and plant species of Massachusetts and the habitats upon which they depend.

MESA protects rare species

Upcoming events

February 29: MA Assoc.of Conservation Commission Annual Conference, Worcester

March 7: All About Bats, Ashburnham

April 8: Restoring Fire-Influenced Landscapes and Wildlife in Worcester County, Athol

May 17: Run for Wildlife, Westborough

The celebration continues

Bookmark this page ( and check back throughout 2020 to get involved in the MESA Anniversary!

Learn about rare species and their habitats

Frances A. Crane Wildlife Management Area 

Habitat management at this unique WMA helps common wildlife as well as many MESA-listed species.