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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

Allegheny woodrats (Neotoma magister, NEMA) are experiencing a protracted decline in the northern half of their range. These declines are, in part, rooted in the concomitant loss of American chestnut trees (Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh.), as well as other mast producing species such as butternut (Juglans cinerea L.), and gypsy moth impacts on oaks (Quercus L.). In addition, limited availability of hollow trees for den sites outside of the woodrats primary foraging areas may increase...

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...