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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

Dam removal and fish passage projects are a critical component of anadromous alewife restoration,
reconnecting runs to prime spawning habitat in coastal lakes. However, landlocked alewife populations
have become established in many coastal New England lakes. The effects of landlocked alewives on
anadromous alewife restoration are currently unknown. This proposed research examines these effects in
Rogers Lake, Connecticut. A decade-long plan to restore anadromous alewife...

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...