Saving the New England Cottontail

In Partnership with the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts and other Conservation Districts throughout the state, RCCD assisted in the completion of over 40 acres of habitat managed for the New England Cottontail (NEC) in the Merrimack River Corridor in the wesNew England Cottontailtern section of Rockingham County. Restoration efforts included, selective brush cutting, brush mowing, invasive plant management, and brush pile development. RCCD also participated in a statewide event celebrating the collaboration between many organizations to increase local participation in creating additional acreage of shrubby and early successional habitat in New Hampshire that is imperative for the survival of the NEC. At this event, it wasIMG_1500 announced that the NEC will not be listed as a federal endangered species due to the great restoration that are in place.

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