Cottrell-Baldwin Series: Restoration of the NE Cottontail

FREE series! Email signup@forestsociety.org to register and to receive the Zoom link. Please include your first and last name, date of the program(s) you'd like to sign up for, zip code, and your email and mailing address if you'd like to be added to the Forest Society's mailing list. Your full name will be used to verify your admittance to the Zoom presentation.

Until recently, the New England cottontail was a candidate for federal listing under the Endangered Species Act. For years, shrubby thickets and young forests, primary habitat for the species, has declined due to changes in human land use. Since 2008, hundreds of partners from state and federal agencies, municipalities, conservation organizations, zoos and private land owners have been working together across the historical NE cottontail range on a recovery effort to reverse the decline and bring back our native rabbit while providing benefits to over 60 other species that live in these habitats.  After 10 years of hard work to restore the native cottontail, how are we doing towards meeting the goal of a viable population by 2030?

Heidi Hollman poses in front of a green bush.
Heidi Hollman (Courtesy photo)
Speaker: Heidi Holman, Wildlife Diversity Biologist, NH Fish and Game Department

The 2021 Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series, "Restore, Protect, Connect," is co-sponsored by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and NH Division of Forests & Lands Caroline A. Fox Research & Demonstration Forest.

1.0 CEU is available for Category 1 forester license credit for licensed NH foresters attending this program

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