News  Learn about MassWildlife’s habitat management projects at site walks this spring

MassWildlife is leading a series of walks at locations across the Commonwealth. The public is invited to hear from habitat specialists and to view habitat restoration in action on MassWildlife lands.
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MassWildlife's management activities are focused on declining habitat types that provide homes—food, cover, and space—for the state’s common and rare animals and plants. The goal is to create and maintain native grasslands, shrublands, vibrant young forests, woodlands, and dedicated forest reserves. Habitat site walks will demonstrate a range of habitat types. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes for walking. Site walks will be held rain or shine, but will be cancelled or cut short if there is thunder and lightning.





Frances Crane WMA, North

May 14,
1–3 p.m.

MassWildlife has been restoring native sandplain grasslands, barrens, and woodlands at Frances Crane WMA for many years. Biologists and ecologists involved in the project will discuss how these restoration projects have provided habitat for many rare species.

Nathan Ellis Highway, East Falmouth

Montague Plains WMA

May 15,
5:30–7:30 p.m.

Montague Plains is the largest intact inland glacial sandplain ecosystem in Massachusetts. Learn about over two decades of restoration work and upcoming projects. After the walk, participants can stay and listen to whip-poor-wills and woodcock at dusk, weather permitting.

Old Northfield Road, Montague

Muddy Brook WMA

May 17,
7–9 p.m.

Muddy Brook supports one of the largest actively managed fire-influenced landscapes in the interior of Massachusetts. The regionally significant barrens and oak woodland natural communities support over 20 state-listed species and a wealth of other highly specialized and often rare plants and animals. Ecologists will provide an overview of the ecology and management of the site. If the weather cooperates, whip-poor-wills and many other species should be heard.

Patrill Hollow Rd, Hardwick

Stafford Hill WMA

May 18,
10 a.m.–noon

Stafford Hill boasts a wide variety of wildlife habitats, from open shrublands and grasslands to forests and wetlands. Learn about the management and ecology of these diverse habitats from Masswildlife biologists and see great views of Mt. Greylock.

Stafford Hill Road, Cheshire

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