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The Regional Conservation Needs (RCN) Grants Program funded project, The Northern...

The Regional Conservation Needs (RCN) Grants Program funded project, Developing a...

The Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) is identified as a species of 'Severe...

Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center presented...

The Northeast Regional Conservation Needs (RCN) Grants program is currently...

RCN in Action

Fourteen species of wetland-inhabiting butterfly species of Greatest Coservation Need (SGCN) status were surveyed in 2016 and 2017 at multiple sites across four states - Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Survery data was used to evaluate the status of each species in all states where they occurred as well as refine the distribution data for each species across the region. All data points were mapped in ArcGIS and used to model species distribution in terms of both habitat...

RCN Program

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The purpose of the Northeast RCN Grant Program is to address critical landscape-scale wildlife conservation needs by combining the resources of numerous wildlife management agencies, leveraging funds, and prioritizing conservation actions identified in State Wildlife Action Plans.

Over the last 50 years, the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (NEAFWA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have created the largest multi-jurisdictional collaborative in the United States to...