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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.

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Division of Fisheries and Wildlife


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


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

    A new view of prescribed fire 

    7/29/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife safely conducted 17 prescribed fires this spring to improve wildlife habitat. New this year, MassWildlife is using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (aka UAS or drone technology) to monitor habitat conditions before, during, and after fires.

  • News

    Youth Pheasant Hunt Program offers workshops and mentored hunts this fall 

    7/29/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Hunter Education graduates can sign up to participate at locations throughout Massachusetts. Clubs will have smaller class sizes this year so spots may fill quickly.

  • News

    15th Edition Natural Heritage Atlas released August 1 

    7/27/2021 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

    Maps contained in the atlas help protect animals and plants listed under the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act

  • News

    Spadefoot success at Southwick WMA 

    7/20/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Six years ago, MassWildlife launched an effort to establish a secure population of the state-threatened eastern spadefoot at Southwick WMA. MassWildlife confirmed this population successfully bred for the first time in July 2021.

  • News

    Grant funding available to landowners for habitat management  

    7/16/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Private and municipal landowners of conserved lands can apply for grant funding to support active habitat management projects that benefit wildlife and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities.

  • News

    Advisory: Report Dead Birds and Remove Feeders 

    7/14/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    An illness is impacting birds in certain parts of the country. As a precautionary measure, MassWildlife is urging the public to report observations of dead birds and stop using bird feeders at this time.

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