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masswildlife-award-2018MassDOT’s David White and Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) official Tom French today accepted a biennial achievement award for the MassDOT-MassWildlife partnership program Linking Landscapes for Massachusetts Wildlife at the 2018 Northeastern Transportation and Wildlife Conference at UMass Amherst.

This program is a collaborative effort between the MassDOT Highway Division and the MassWildlife Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program. The project began in 2008 when the two agencies created an agreement to streamline the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act consultation progress for Highway Division projects. Following the success of the agreement, the Linking Landscapes for Massachusetts Wildlife program (LLMW) was created as a proactive non-regulatory collaboration to mitigate the impact of the road network on Massachusetts ecosystems.

This long-term and multifaceted volunteer based monitoring program aims to minimize the impact of the existing road network on rare and nongame wildlife, while improving highway safety, through cost-effective research, planning, and implementation of partnerships with citizens and communities of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Some of the projects implemented through the LLMW program have included black bear research, peregrine falcon nest boxes, turtle research and protection, moose vehicle collision reduction, proactive wetland restoration, and wildlife passage research and design.

Learn more information about Linking Landscapes for Massachusetts Wildlife.

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