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MistyAnne Marold gcc 2017


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Presentation at Massachusetts Green Careers Conference on October 5, 2017

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MistyAnne Marold gcc 2017

  1. 1. Green Careers: Endangered Species Misty-Anne Marold Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife October 2017
  2. 2. Roseate Tern Taxonomic Group Endangered Threatened Special Concern Totals Mammals 11 0 3 14 Birds 9 8 10 27 Retiles 8 5 2 15 Amphibians 0 2 2 4 Fish 4 2 4 10 Invertebrates (non-marine) 30 24 45 99 Vascular Plants 153 64 41 258 Totals 215 (23 federal) 105 (3 federal) 107 427 (26 federal) MA Endangered Species Act
  3. 3. Why are Species at Risk? 1. Narrow Niche – Highly Adapted 2. Restricted geographic range 3. Small populations 4. Low reproductive output; delayed maturation 5. Dependence on other species for key functions or portions of life history 6. Not tolerated by humans; overexploited 7. Require disturbance; intolerant of disturbance
  4. 4. Why are Species at Risk – Anthropogenic Change
  5. 5. Conservation Tools: • Land Protection • Habitat Management & Ecological Restoration • Education • Data Management & Analysis • Regulatory Review
  6. 6. Pollinator Halictid or Sweat Bees Nutrient rich, partially shaded conifer and mixed hardwood forest ; seasonally moist circumneutral soils Mycorrhiza fungus Tree Fungus Orchid Ram’s Head Lady Slipper Cypripedium arietiunum MA - Endangered
  7. 7. Leaf/twigs - woody plants Forbs (grass/sedge/her b) Nuts Fruits mushrooms Pre-Colonial to 1810s
  8. 8. Now-Masssachusetts
  9. 9. Division of Fisheries & Wildlife (DFG) Hunter Education Wildlife Natural Heritage Endangered Species (NHESP) Information & Education Admin & Realty Fisheries Game/Fish management Harvest limits Technical assistance Education Safety Ethics Trap/Hunt Acquisition Purchase Restrictions Personnel HR Education Social Media Publicatio n/posters Conservation MESA Technical Assistance
  10. 10. family bakery vet assistant Undergraduate dairy farm outdoor recreation leader (camp/hike) National Science Foundation - Ocean Sciences, Science Assist. Master’sDegree BS Biology-UMd Research Diver Contractor Mosquito Control-BMPs MassWildlife Endangered Species Review Biologist Seasonal MMR- Botanical Surveys BS Wildlife Biology Forestry Minor (UNH) MS Wildlife Conservation UMass Smithsonian Environmental Research Center- MD Pacific Forest Trust- Working Lands Conservation MEM Conservation Science MF Forestry Duke Nature Conservancy- Land Stewardship National Park Service- Wildlife Firefighter Earthwatch Institute - Program Manager & Crises Mgmt. Team BS Environmental Science UC-SD
  11. 11. Land Acquisition Legal Support Land Stewardship Biologist Realty Stewardship Coordinator Ecologist/Biologist Restoration Ecologist Habitat Protection Specialist Deer & Moose Ecologist Community Ecologist Ornithologist Coastal Bird Biologist Furbearer Biologist Fisheries Biologist Coldwater Fisheries Biologist Public Outreach Clerks Photographer Outreach Specialist Graphic Artist Recruitment & Retention Specialist Communications Publications Social Media Hunter Education Regulatory MA Endangered Species Act Hunting Regulation Fishing Regulation Advisory to Other State Agencies Equipment Management Fleet Manger (Boats, Cars, Trucks, Canoe) Field Equipment Data Database Creation & Management Data Processing GIS Managers Scripting Administrative Federal Funding Coordinator Finance Accounting Administrative Officer Grants Specialist Political Outreach/Coordination HR Services Hiring
  12. 12. Thank You Any Questions?
  13. 13. Photo Credits Any unattributed photos were taken by Bill Byrne, MassWildlife photographer or other MassWildlife staff or partners. MA Endangered Species Act  Mike Nelson, MADFW Why are Species at Risk?  Map: Northeast Blanding Turtle Working Group. Lifecycle: US FWS. mussel-US-Fish-and-Wildlife-Service Why are Species at Risk – Anthropogenic Change  Fish kill: Dr. Vincent Haby, soil scientist with Texas A&M AgriLife Research. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Robert Burns), Flickr creative commons.  Top Center: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by Laura Bremer). Flickr creative commons.  Bottom Center. Upper snake river. User = 3339 loggin. Flickr Creative Commons. Ram’s Head LadySlipper  Ram’s Head Lady Slipper. Robert Wernerehl, MassWildlife.  Fungus. Mark Brudrett 2008.  Halictid Bees. Photograph by Tim Lethbridge, University of Florida. Deer Browse  Background photo. “Support your Local Friendly Hunter” by Joan Ehrenfeld. Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers University. Pre-Colonial to 1810s  Native American Hunter: Georgia Studies Images. Ed Jackson.  Colonial Deer Hunt. “A boy hunting.” The State Historicial Society of Missouri. Now-Massachusetts  Deer in yard with mailbox. Flickr. User=slgckgc. “Deer in my neighbors yard” Creative Commons.  Deer with garden light. Flickr. User=GD Taber. “OS: Deer”. Creative Commons.