Wildlife in the Connecticut River Valley

The Connecticut River in the fall - Lamar Gore/USFWS.

The Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge was established in 1997 to conserve, protect and enhance the abundance and diversity of native plant, fish and wildlife species and the ecosystems on which they depend throughout the 7.2 million acre Connecticut River watershed. Currently, the refuge is comprised of over 36,000 acres within parts of the four watershed states of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Refuge divisions and units were established to protect some of the most biologically significant areas within the watershed. Refuge lands are managed to support wildlife and habitats of conservation concern, such as federal listed species, migratory birds and fish, and wetlands. Refuge lands also provide connectivity to other open spaces essential for the movement and adaptation of plants and animals. Learn more…

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Bull Moose
Bull Moose
Post Pond Loons #043 (2)
Pair of Loons with Chick
AMCnheagle
The Bald Eagle has made a comeback in the Connecticut River Valley