A monarch caterpillar munches away while Katie Valletta takes measurements. (photo © Mark Wilson)

Conservation Research

Science in the SuperSanctuary & Beyond

The Harris Center supports conservation research on our lands – and throughout the Monadnock Region – via undergraduate, graduate, and other professional study, as well as our popular community science initiatives.

A Broad-winged Hawk soars against a backdrop of blue sky. (photo © Jen Esten)

Wildlife Research

Harris Center biologists work with students, volunteers, and other partners to study many facets of the natural world, with special focus on birds, butterflies, and amphibians.

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A person smiles while holding a spotted salamanders in their hands. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Community Science

The Harris Center’s community science projects connect people to science, with conservation in mind. Our volunteers count migrating amphibians, search for vernal pools, monitor endangered birds, and more.

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Bird Conservation Director Phil Brown works with intern Mike Valentino to install a nest box. (photo © Ben Conant)

Working Together

We support undergraduate and graduate research, offer a variety of internships, and collaborate with like-minded organizations to increase our conservation impact in the Monadnock Region, as well as further afield.

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UNH Cooperative Extension forester Steve Roberge waxes poetic on the science of sugarbush management. (photo © Ben Conant)

Locally-Grown Science

Learn from local scientists during this full-day conference spotlighting conservation research, ecological restoration, and natural resource management in in the Monadnock Region.

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Contact Us

For more information on conservation research with the Harris Center, please contact Brett Amy Thelen at (603) 525-3394 or by email.