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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 

Contact Us

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

2020 marks 30 years of the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act 

12/27/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MESA helps protect the most vulnerable animal and plant species of Massachusetts and the habitats upon which they depend.

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.

  • News

    Some like it hot, trout do not 

    11/03/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    In a changing climate, brook trout and other species that rely on cold water may have a hard time finding suitable habitat year-round. Partners are working to gather data and find patches of cold water where fish can shelter during heat and drought.

  • News

    Help the animals and plants of Massachusetts thrive 

    11/02/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    You can make an impact! Don't wait until Giving Tuesday to let us know you care.

  • News

    Species Spotlight: Bog turtles 

    11/02/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    November’s Species Spotlight is the bog turtle. Learn more about one of the smallest living turtles, what is threatening its existence, and how to report a sighting to MassWildlife staff.

  • News

    All outdoor users: Wear blaze orange during hunting seasons 

    11/02/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Be safe, be seen. Hunters and non-hunters alike should wear blaze orange while recreating outdoors this fall.

  • News

    You know what's scary? 

    10/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Celebrate the spooky season and learn more about bats!

  • News

    Learn about wildlife virtually anywhere 

    10/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Enjoy these recorded livestream events and get tips for hunting, fishing, and viewing wildlife in MA!

Locations of Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Find MassWildlife offices and hatcheries

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