Geographical Location: Northeastern

June 27, 2019

Census project counts the squirrels in Central Park

If you’ve ever wondered how many squirrels inhabit New York’s Central Park, you now have an answer: 2,373. Give or take. National Geographic writes that 300 volunteers took part in...

June 21, 2019

Watch: Bald eagles possess swimming talent

A bald eagle was recently caught on camera swimming in Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. This isn’t the first time someone witnessed and recorded this, and experts say it’s actually...

June 5, 2019

Bronx River turtles persist, despite pollution

Hundreds of years ago, the Bronx River was rife with aquatic reptiles like common snapping turtles, musk turtles and painted turtles. But only a few species have managed to survive...

May 30, 2019

TWS Northeast Section’s Jacqueline Frair recognized

Jacqueline Frair, the president-elect for the Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society and an associate professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, was recently named the college’s...

May 16, 2019

Sea level rise and predation threaten saltmarsh sparrow population

Seaside (Ammodramus maritimus) and saltmarsh sparrows (A. caudacutus) have a lot in common. Both spend virtually their entire lives along coastal salt marshes, and both face similar threats to their...

May 15, 2019

After relocation, black bear makes long journey back

A New Hampshire black bear’s (Ursus americanus) trek shows how complicated it can be to deal with human-wildlife interactions. For years, a resident of the town of Hanover fed a...

April 15, 2019

Canid Camera focuses on fostering young forests

Young forests help sustain an abundance of wildlife across the Northeast, and they can be more resilient to threats. But cutting down trees to let new ones grow can be...

March 5, 2019

The March/April issue of The Wildlife Professional

The Wildlife Professional is an exclusive benefit of membership in The Wildlife Society. Published six times annually, the magazine presents timely research news and analysis of trends in the wildlife profession....

February 19, 2019

New Jersey will continue bear hunt

A New Jersey state appeals court has rejected a challenge to the state’s expanded bear hunt. The state added a second bear hunt in, held in October, in an effort...

February 5, 2019

Student presentation: Implementing citizen science in research

Citizen science is growing in wildlife biology, providing an inexpensive, efficient way to collect large amounts of data. But how should researchers use it effectively? In a presentation titled, “Population...