New England Cottontail Recovery Project

Project #: 15691  –   Updated: January 17, 2011

Project Summary

Partnership to implement the 6-state Wildlife Action Plans to recover New England Cottontail populations by conserving critical habitat in six states on federal, state, and private lands.

Location (by county):
["", "Westchester County (NY), ", "Hartford County (CT), ", "York County (ME), ", "Norfolk County (MA), ", " (show more)", "Rockingham County (NH), ", "Washington County (RI)", " (show less)"]

Watersheds:
Piscataqua-Salmon Falls, Pawcatuck-Wood, Lower Connecticut, Charles, Saco, Lower Hudson

Congressional Districts:
["", "MA District 08, ", "NY District 17, ", "RI District 02, ", "NH District 01, ", " (show more)", "ME District 01, ", "CT District 02", " (show less)"]

Bird Conservation Regions:
New England/Mid Atlantic Coast, Atlantic Northern Forest

USFWS Regions:
Northeast Region

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
Connecticut NEC Range No
Massachusetts NEC Range No
New Hampshire NEC Range No
Maine NEC Range No
Rhode Island NEC Ranage No
New York NEC Range No

Full Project Description

Partnership to implement the 6-state Wildlife Action Plans to recover New England Cottontail populations by conserving critical habitat in six states on federal, state, and private lands.

Project Assistance & Partnership Opportunities

Funding

Non federal funds leverage signficiant project support

Goals and Targets

Primary motivations:

Conservation Mission
Eliminate need to list New England Cottontail as an Endangered Species

Consistent with plans:

State Wildlife Action Plan
All state wildlife action plans list NEC as a SGCN
Conservation Plan
In prep

Targeted habitats:

    • Forests and Woodlands
      • Deciduous Forests and Woodlands
    • Shrublands and Grasslands
      • Shrublands and Steppe

Targeted species:

  • New England Cottontail Sylvilagus transitionalis

Actions

Project Actions
Plant native trees and/or shrubs, herbs, forbs, grasses Show/Hide details
Control encroaching species Show/Hide details
Other: Habitat Management Show/Hide details

Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   Yes

Please describe your monitoring activity.

Population surveys in managed and unmanaged habitats via snow tracking and pellet analysis

Log in to save this project in My Registry

Print this Project Print this Project Printing Help

Organization

Wildlife Management Institute
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Primary Contact

Scot Williamson  (VP)
WMI
Send email

Partners

  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • NRCS
  • State Fish and Wildlife Agencies



Project Documents

Project Photos

Bunny2_detail

Project Keywords

Click to find similar projects.