Advisory Committee Meetings

All Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public.

Meetings of the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee are held on the second Thursday of every month, with no meeting held in August. All meetings are held at the Division of Fisheries & Wildlife Field Headquarters in Westborough. Topics on non-game and endangered species are covered, and updates on agency activities are part of the agenda.

Please note: If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations, please contact Susan Sacco at 508-389-6342.

Next Meeting

The Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee will be meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters Office located at 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA from 1:30- 4:30 P.M. in the Southwest Meeting Room, Room #103. Directions

Past Meeting Agendas & Minutes

April 11, 2019: Linking Landscapes for Massachusetts Wildlife: Innovation in Wildlife and Transportation Coordination – David Paulson (NHESP) and Timothy Dexter (MassDOT)

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March 14, 2019: Turners Falls: A Summary of Impacts to Listed Species – Jesse Leddick (Chief of Regulatory Review) and Misty-Anne Marold (Senior Endangered Species Review Biologist)

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February 14, 2019: Solar in MA: SMART Program Review – Kaitlin Kelly, Solar Programs Manager, MA Department of Energy Resources

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January 10, 2019: Continue Discussion on Solar Arrays and Wildlife

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December 13, 2018: Solar PV and Wildlife:  Solar PV Siting Under the SMART Program and Development of “Wildlife-Friendly” Mitigation Measures for Solar Arrays – Zara Dowling, UMass Clean Energy Extension

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November 8, 2018: Discussion of Solar Farms and Wildlife

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October 11, 2018: MESA List Change Discussion and Vote

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September 13, 2018: Meeting Cancelled 

July 12, 2018: Recommended Changes to the Massachusetts List of Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern Species – Mike Nelson, Invertebrate Zoologist

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June 14, 2018: MassWildlife Land Protection: Planning and Process – Lynn Harper, Habitat Protection Specialist

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May 10, 2018: Terrain Analysis for Conservation – Tim Flanagan, Advisory Committee Associate Member, Berkshire Community College Professor of Environmental and Life Sciences

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April 12, 2018: The status of Whip-poor-Will in Massachusetts – Chris Buelow, NHESP Restoration Ecologist

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March 8, 2018: Meeting Cancelled

February 8, 2018: Coastal Project Reviews within the Commonwealth – Amy Hoenig, Endangered Species Review Biologist

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January 8, 2018: MassWildlife-Natural Resources Conservation Service habitat management partnership – Marianne Piché, MassWildlife Habitat Biologist

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December 14, 2017: NHESP Outreach: Where we are and where we're headed – Elaine Brewer, Outreach Specialist

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November 9, 2017: Meeting Cancelled

October 12, 2017: State of the Birds 3: Massachusetts Birds and Our Changing Climate – Joan Walsh, Mass Audubon

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September 14, 2017: Discussion on When Federally Listed Species Should be Formally Included on the Massachusetts List of Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern Species – Mike Nelson, Invertebrate Zoologist

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July 13, 2017: Meeting Cancelled 

June 8, 2017: Meeting Cancelled

May 11, 2017: Using Mobile Devices for GIS and Field Data Collection – Jon Regosin, Chief of Conservation Science

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April 13, 2017: Recent Federal Listing Decisions and Implications for States – Brent Powers, NRCS Review Biologist

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March 9, 2017: Hunter Ed Program Overview – Susan Langlois, Hunter Ed Program Administrator

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February 9, 2017: Meeting Cancelled

January 12, 2017: The Effects of the Road Network and Thermal Constraints on Moose Movement and Habitat Selection in MA – Dave Wattles, Black Bear & Furbearer Biologist

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December 8, 2016: Discussion of Translocations and Reintroductions – Eve Schluter and Jon Regosin, NHESP

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November 10, 2016: Meeting Cancelled

October 13, 2016: Frameworks for Freshwater Turtle Conservation in Massachusetts – Mike Jones, State Herpetologist

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