Buzzards Bay Tern Restoration ProjectEntry ID: gomc_160
Abstract: Phase 1 - Monitor common and endangered roseate tern colonies at Bird
and Ram Island; reclaim a nesting site at Penikese Island, rebuild nesting
habitats at Bird (and possibly Ram) Island, and analyze tern eggs for PCB
contamination. Phase 2- Management and monitoring of endangered roseate and
common tern colonies at Bird and Ram Islands; establishment of nesting areas at
Penikese Island; and stabilization of Bird Island.
Waterbody or Watershed Names: Buzzards Bay
Purpose: The Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP) is
responsible for the conservation and protection of Massachusetts' biodiversity.
Our highest priority is the approximately 190 species of vertebrate and
invertebrate animals and 258 species of native plants and their habitats that
are officially listed as Endangered, Threatened or of Special Concern under the
... Massachusetts Endangered Species Act. The Program, founded in 1978, is part of
the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, and one of the Programs
forming the Natural Heritage network. The Natural Heritage and Endangered
Species Advisory Committee oversees and guides NHESP activities.
Our goal is the protection of the state's wide range of native biological
Additional Information OR Comments: Reports for 1999-2000 are available from
Jack Terrill (email@example.com).
Start Date: 1999-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Distribution Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: jack.terrill at noaa.gov
NOAA National Marine Fishieries Serv. One Blackburn Drive
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 01936
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-05-08