Scott Jackson and TNC: Creating Critical Linkages

VIDEO - Roads & Wildlife: Creating Critical Linkages in Massachusetts story and video courtesy of The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts By Kate Frazer On the first warm, rainy night of spring, a yellow-spotted salamander emerges from its burrow and sits motionless in the wet grass. On the hill above, cars whir by on the rain-soaked asphalt. Moving ahead seems dangerous, but his opportunity to breed is short; it could take the salamander a week to make the 1/5-mile journey to the vernal pool where he was born. Suddenly, he notices a wide dim space that seems safe, cool and comfortable. He inches forward and disappears safely into the darkness. I’m in Princeton, Massachusetts, visiting one of North America’s first salamander tunnels with scientists from The Nature Conservancy and the University of Massachusetts. Come spring, this tunnel and others will be brimming with spotted salamanders, wood frogs and turtles en route to their breeding grounds, but right now it’s full of several feet of packed snow, and...
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New URLs for ECO

Because of the recent change of this department's name (formerly Natural Resources Conservation) to Environmental Conservation, we needed to update our web address. You can now find us under this new domain: http://eco.umass.edu Please update your bookmarks and links to this site accordingly. ...
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