New England Field Office
Conserving the Nature of New England



Partners for Fish & Wildlife

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Species and Habitats of Special Concern

In 2006 and 2007, the habitat restoration priorities of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program include:

1) Atlantic Coastal Systems, with a focus on tidal wetland restoration (primarily salt marsh) to benefit target species such as the American Black Duck, Piping Plover, Northern Harrier, Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow, and Seaside Sparrow, and diadromous fish passage targeting species such as American Eel, Alewives, and Blueback Herring through restoration of tidal flows, dam removal, or installation of fish passage structures.

2) New England Streams with a focus on removing barriers to upstream passage for diadromous fish such as Atlantic Salmon, American Shad, Alewives, Blueback Herring, American Eel, and Sea Lamprey through practices such as dam removal, culvert replacement/retrofit, or installation of fish passage structures.

3) Control of Non-Native Invasive Plants such as Purple Loosestrife, Common Reed, European Buckthorn, Japanese Knotweed and Amur, Japanese and Tartarian Honeysuckles to benefit migratory bird habitats.

4) Management of Early Successional Habitats to benefit listed or candidate species and declining migratory bird species, e.g. invasive species control control/grassland restoration to benefit the listed American Burying Beetle and invasive species control/early successional habitat restoration to benefit the New England Cottontail and American Woodcock.

Tidal and Freshwater Wetlands

Dam Removal and River Restoration

Invasive Species

Grassland and Early Successional Habitats

Riparian Habitat Restoration



Last updated: September 11, 2009