CT_Massachusetts

Threatened and Endangered Species

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Massachusetts is densely populated and ecologically diverse. On a daily basis, residents, industry professionals, organizations, and agencies call upon WS in Massachusetts for help and expertise in protecting various resources. In particular, WS in Massachusetts has increased its efforts to protect natural resources. They protect threatened and endangered species from various types of predation from other wildlife and have an interest in developing and enhancing management methods to protect avian threatened and endangered species.

Species Group
Species Protected
Fed Status
State Status
Total Amount Expended
Bird PLOVER, PIPING
F/T
S/T
Bird TERN, ARCTIC
S/SC
Bird TERN, COMMON
S/SC
Bird TERN, LEAST
S/SC
Bird TERN, ROSEATE
F/E
S/E
Reptile TURTLE, BOG
F/T
S/T
Total Species

6

F/E - Federal Endangered
F/T - Federal Threatened
S/E - State Endangered
S/T - State Threatened
S/SC - Species of Special Concern

Highlight

During FY 2008, WS continued to assist the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MDFW) in managing fox and skunk predation on federally protected piping plovers and other shorebirds that nest on beaches. In addition, WS and MDFW have worked together for several years with a private wildlife foundation under a cooperative agreement to reduce predation of shorebirds and enhance their nesting success.

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