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The Regional Conservation Needs (RCN) Grants Program funded project, The Northern...

The Regional Conservation Needs (RCN) Grants Program funded project, Developing a...

The Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) is identified as a species of 'Severe...

Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center presented...

The Northeast Regional Conservation Needs (RCN) Grants program is currently...

RCN in Action

The status and distribution of many wetland butterfly species is uncertain in several Mid-Atlantic States.  Many of these species are considered species of Greatest Conservation Need (GCN) in many or all of the states in which they occur.  For some species declines are well documented and may span a decade or more, while others are of concern based on low encounter rates and negative data during recent survey efforts. This may be in part due to threats impacting groundwater wetlands,...

RCN Program

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The purpose of the Northeast RCN Grant Program is to address critical landscape-scale wildlife conservation needs by combining the resources of numerous wildlife management agencies, leveraging funds, and prioritizing conservation actions identified in State Wildlife Action Plans.

Over the last 50 years, the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (NEAFWA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have created the largest multi-jurisdictional collaborative in the United States to...