- Massachusetts State Wildlife Action Plan
This Plan presents the 570 Species of Greatest Conservation Need in the Commonwealth, the 24 types of habitat that support these species, and the actions necessary to conserve them.
- Forestry Conservation Management Practices for Rare Species
Find specific, science-based guidelines for conservation of rare species during forest harvesting.
- Mowing Advisory Guidelines for Turtle Habitat: Pastures, Successional Fields, and Hayfields
- Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Best Management Practices for Controlling Invasive Plants
- Forest Regeneration Handbook
This handbook was developed to provide an appreciation of how our forests developed and an understanding of forest regeneration concepts, including the importance of disturbance. The information contained in this handbook will help landowners and public officials, in concert with professional foresters, make informed decisions about forest regeneration options tailored to their management objectives
- Managing Grasslands, Shrublands, and Young Forest Habitats for Wildlife: A Guide for the Northeast
This guide contains chapters on using management tools like prescribed fire and herbicides along with habitat management case studies.
- Habitat Stewardship Brochure Series
The series titles include: Shrublands, Grasslands, Peatlands, Vernal Pools, Appalachian Oak-pine, Forests, Lowland Spruce-fir Forests, Marsh and Shrub Wetlands, Floodplain Forests.
- Landowner's Guide to New England Cottontail Habitat Management
- American Woodcock: Habitat Best Management Practices for the Northeast
- Trustees of Reservations: Ecological Management of Grasslands - Guidelines for Managers
Other grant/assistance programs
Other habitat management grants and technical assistance programs are available from other state and federal agencies.
- Forest Stewardship - Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
This educational non-regulatory program is designed to help private and public landowners protect the inherent ecosystem values of their forest. Recognizing the public benefits of good stewardship on private forestlands, the Massachusetts Forest Stewardship Program (MFSP) supports and encourages private forest landowners' efforts to manage, enjoy, and care for their land using a long-term approach.
- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Financial Assistance Programs
NRCS offers financial and technical assistance to help agricultural producers make and maintain conservation improvements on their land.