Friday, November 20, 2009

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region

Service special agent examines carcasses of an immature bald eagle and an osprey during an investigation of bird shootings on private hatchery property. USFWS photo

The Northeast Region of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) includes field offices that cover ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, NY, NJ, PA, MD, RI, WV, DE, and VA.

I was surprised to discover this past weekend that the Northeast Region is now on Twitter! You can follow their latest updates.

A good example of the state-centric information that is available there is The Hackensack Meadowlands Initiative: Preliminary Conservation Planning.

Though it was released in 2007, this report prepared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service details human recreational, agricultural, industrial, and scientific activities in the Hackensack Meadowlands and their effect on the Meadowlands ecosystem in some 450 pages.

It is a great resource for understanding ecological issues in the Meadowlands.

450 pages is overwhelming to most of us, but an overview available online (pdf) summarizes ideas and issues discussed in the original document. It may also serve as a guide to direct you to specific areas in the Plan

New Jersey Field Office

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