Conservation Research News

New Research Initiatives Focused on Raptor Species in Decline

The Harris Center is expanding our efforts to monitor three raptor species in decline: Broad-winged Hawk, American Kestrel, and Northern Goshawk.

Keene to Close Second Road to Protect Migrating Amphibians

Following three successful seasons of amphibian detours at North Lincoln Street, the City of Keene will now work with the Harris Center to close the Jordan Road amphibian crossing site to through-traffic, as well.

Final Report from the 2021 Hawk Watch

2021 was a notable year for the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. Here are the highlights.

Field Report from the 2021 Vernal Pool Project

In 2021, our community scientists documented 8 new vernal pools in three Monadnock Region towns.

Coverboard Cam: Solving a Salamander Study Site Mystery

In the fall of 2021, our red-backed salamander study plots were found in disarray. What happened to them?

Volunteers and Partners Honored at 2021 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center recognized several extraordinary partners and volunteers at our 51st Annual Meeting on October 15.

KSC Interns Explore the Conservation Field with the Harris Center

In July, we wrapped up our eighth season of the Harris Center-KSC conservation internship program, a two-month summer internship experience for undergraduates in environmental studies, biology, and related fields.

Tagging Along with Broad-winged Hawks

In an exciting new research collaboration, biologists from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary recently attached satellite transmitters to three Broad-winged Hawks nesting in the SuperSanctuary.

Field Report from the 2020 Hawk Watch

2020 was a different kind of year for the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. Here are the highlights.

Field Report from the 2020 Vernal Pool Project

In 2020, our socially-distant citizen scientists documented 8 new vernal pools in four Monadnock Region towns.

New Motus Station Will Contribute to Migration Research

The Motus Wildlife Tracking System is revolutionizing the study of winged migration, and it’s coming to the Monadnock Region!

An Update on our Broad-winged Hawk Tracking Project

The Harris Center is working Hawk Mountain to tag Broad-winged Hawks with satellite transmitters, as part of ongoing efforts to better understand the ecology and migratory behavior of this iconic species.