CFPA Fall Talk: Creating Habitat for the New England Cottontail and Other Wildlife Species
CT, along with NY, NH, MA, RI and ME, has been working hard to restore and create young forest and shrubland patches for New England Cottontails (NECs) and other wildlife for several years. Lisa Wahle, NEC Project Biologist, will reveal why this habitat is important, why it will disappear without our help and how we create and restore it.
NECs were once common throughout New England and eastern New York, but their distribution and numbers had declined so significantly that in 2006 the US Fish & Wildlife Service declared the species a candidate for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The main cause was disappearing habitat.
The Connecticut Forest & Park Association protects forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces for future generations by connecting people to the land. CFPA directly involves individuals and families, educators, community leaders, and volunteers to enhance and defend Connecticut's rich natural heritage. CFPA is a nonprofit organization that relies on members and supporters to carry out its mission.