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Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MASSWILDLIFE)

MassWildlife is responsible for the conservation of freshwater fish and wildlife in the Commonwealth, including endangered plants and animals. MassWildlife restores, protects, and manages land for wildlife to thrive and for people to enjoy.

COVID-19 announcements

MassWildlife offices and hatcheries are closed to the public until further notice. Fishing is open. Wildlife Management Areas are open.

MassWildlife's COVID-19 response 

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Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Address

MassWildlife Field Headquarters
1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581

Phone

Building is currently closed to the public; please call for assistance.

Who we serve

Through the effective management of wildlife and habitat, MassWildlife ensures quality outdoor recreational opportunities for hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the impressive variety of plants, fish, and wildlife found in Massachusetts. Outdoor skills clinics, wildlife education workshops, presentations, and online resources provide all residents with a greater understanding and appreciation for wildlife conservation. Keep in touch with us  sign up to receive monthly e-newsletters.

Recent news & announcements from Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

News

MassWildlife: COVID-19 Response 

3/25/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife has adjusted services, events, and operations to protect our employees and Massachusetts residents, and prevent further spread of COVID-19.

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    Species Spotlight: Plymouth gentian 

    8/03/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife's Species Spotlight for August is the Plymouth gentian. Learn more about this surprising flower, how MassWildlife biologists are working to protect this species of special concern, and what you can do to help.

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    Take Precautions Against EEE While Outdoors 

    7/29/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    EEE is a rare but serious viral disease spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Learn what precautions you can take to reduce your risk while outdoors.

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    MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant applications available soon 

    7/23/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    The MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program provides financial assistance to private and municipal landowners of conserved lands to manage habitat for wildlife and outdoor recreation. Applications available in August.

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    Historic loon hatch marks a milestone 

    7/09/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife reports the first common loon hatches in southeastern MA in over a century.

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    Peregrine falcon restoration reaches new heights in Massachusetts 

    7/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife biologists successfully banded over 40 peregrine falcon chicks.

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    Species Spotlight: Eastern hog-nosed snake 

    7/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife's Species Spotlight for July is the eastern hog-nosed snake. Learn more about this deceiving snake, how MassWildlife biologists are working to protect this species of special concern, and what you can do to help.

Locations of Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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