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Draft Priority Habitat Map of rare species available for public comment 

5/03/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program is accepting public comments on its next edition of the Natural Heritage Atlas. The public can comment on draft priority habitat maps for rare, state-listed plants and animals through 7/3.

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First bald eagle death in Massachusetts from rodenticides confirmed 

5/02/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife officials recently confirmed that a bald eagle has died from second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide (SGAR) poisoning. While documented elsewhere, this is the first confirmed case of an eagle dying from rodenticide poisoning in MA.

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MassWildlife launches new bat house initiative  

5/01/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife has launched a new initiative to install bat houses across the state. Learn about the 9 different species of bats found in Massachusetts, and what you can do to help support bat conservation.

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Why cutting trees isn't always a bad thing 

5/01/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

From a young age, we're taught planting trees is good for the environment, so alternatively, cutting down trees is bad—right? Well, it's not that simple. 

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Take Mom fishing! 

4/30/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Get outside for Mother's Day and plan ahead with these tips for treating mom to a great fishing trip.

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Mary-Lee King honored 

4/30/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

After 40 years of state service, Mary-Lee King has retired from the Department of Fish and Game. King was recently honored at a special presentation to celebrate her many accomplishments to advance conservation efforts in Massachusetts.

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Wear your life jacket when boating this spring 

4/27/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Wearing a properly fitted personal flotation device could save your life.

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Why did the turtle cross the road? 

4/26/2021 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

Whatever the reason, watch out for them!

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State Fish and Wildlife Officials Stock Trout in Jamaica Pond as Part of Earth Week Celebration  

4/23/2021 Department of Fish and Game

Approximately 300 brown trout stocked at Jamaica Pond in Boston.

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MassWildlife Celebrates Bat Appreciation Day  

4/14/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife has launched a new initiative to install bat houses across the state. Learn about the 9 different species of bats found in Massachusetts, and what you can do to help support bat conservation.

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Youth Artist from Hanson Wins Junior Duck Stamp Contest 

4/06/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Caleb Clemons wins Best of Show in the 2021 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest.

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Public Hearing: 2021–2022 Migratory Game Bird Regulations 

4/05/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

A public hearing will be held on Friday, April 23 at 9:30 a.m. on Zoom to establish rules and regulations relative to the 2021–2022 migratory game bird hunting seasons.

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Trout study launched on the Swift River 

4/05/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Biologists have begun tagging hatchery trout for a long-term research effort. Anglers can stay informed with a project web page.

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Attract birds to your yard naturally this spring 

4/05/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Learn how to attract song birds to your yard without a bird feeder.

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Prescribed fire season is here 

4/02/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

By conducting strategic and carefully planned burns, MassWildlife uses prescribed fire to restore unique natural communities, improve wildlife habitat, and reduce hazardous fuel.

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