UMass Wildlife Biology alumnus James E. Cardoza, B.S. ’66, M.S.’76, has authored an illustrated book titled “A History of MassWildlife 1866-2012.”
This 334 page, exceedingly well referenced, volume documents the history of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife from its inception in 1866 as a two-member Board of Commissioners of Fisheries to its present configuration of over 100 staff members responsible for the management and protection of over 400 species of plants and animals and over 200,000 acres in wildlife management areas and lands under conservation easements.
The book was published in a limited bound edition by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, Mass. as it approaches its 150th anniversary. It will soon be available to the public in digital form.