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Rare plant found on Cape Cod 

7/25/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Earlier this month, botanists found American chaffseed on Cape Cod, a federally endangered plant that hasn't been seen in Massachusetts since 1965.

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Mark Tisa appointed MassWildlife Director 

7/18/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

At its July meeting, the Fisheries and Wildlife Board appointed Mark Tisa to the position of Director of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

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Citizen science helps endangered species 

6/29/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Tell us when and where you see rare plants and animals!

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Report fish kills this summer 

6/27/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Call the MA Environmental Police 1 (800) 632-8075 to report a fish kill. The vast majority of summer fish kills reported are natural events.

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The final days of a long-lived falcon 

6/27/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

A banded peregrine falcon has died after fathering 42 chicks over 14 years.

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Celebrate Fishing and Boating Week 

6/04/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

National Fishing and Boating Week is June 2–10. Celebrate with local events!

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Endangered turtles released back to the wild 

6/01/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Hanson residents help release northern red-bellied cooters at Burrage Pond.

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Brown trout study begins on the upper Deerfield River 

6/01/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife biologists mark hatchery-raised brown trout in the first phase of a multi-year study.

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Report wild turkey sightings 

6/01/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Help MassWildlife monitor wild turkey numbers across the state by reporting the birds you see in your area.

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Newton North High School wins 2018 Envirothon 

6/01/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Massachusetts youth competing in the 2018 Envirothon engaged in hands-on exploration of soil, water, wildlife, and forest resources, and researched current environmental issues.

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Remembering Bill Byrne 

5/31/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife lost a great friend and advocate when Photographer Bill Byrne passed away unexpectedly this May. For over 40 years, Bill opened a window to the wilds of Massachusetts with his incredible photography.

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Study on little brown bats continues 

5/31/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife is working to ensure this once-abundant bat species does not disappear forever.

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Linking landscapes for Massachusetts wildlife 

5/30/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

An innovative website for citizen science.

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June 2-3 is Free Fishing Weekend! 

5/23/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

No license is needed to fish in freshwater the first weekend in June

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Funding a fire 

5/10/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

During the spring of 2018, Thompson/Center Arms, a firearms manufacturer located in Springfield, MA, joined MassWildlife’s prescribed fire crew as part of an initiative to connect the firearms industry with state fish and wildlife agencies.

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