Bird banders take a close look at feather wear on a sparrow's wing. (photo © Ben Conant)

Working Together

United for conservation.

A Team Effort

The Harris Center works closely with many different individuals and organizations on conservation efforts with local, regional, and even global impact.

Owl bander Hillary Siener holds a saw-whet owl in her hand while using a metal ruler to measure the owl's wing chord. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Research Needs & Opportunities

Our SuperSanctuary is home to numerous forests, lakes and ponds, rivers and streams, hiking trails, scenic roads, and diverse wetlands, and many of these sites are open for conservation research. There is still much to learn about the Harris Center’s protected lands — and our lands, in turn, have much to offer to the fields of biology, ecology, geology, and other conservation sciences.

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Intern Mallory Roof records forest inventory data on a clipboard. (photo © Will Wrobel / Keene State College)


We are proud to partner with Keene State College (KSC) to offer an innovative, eight-week summer conservation internship experience for KSC undergraduates. We also offer a variety of other internship opportunities each year, hiring students and community members to assist with our land, community science, and bird conservation programs. In addition, we regularly collaborate with students and faculty at nearby universities to craft capstone, thesis, and other research projects with applied conservation value.

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Two volunteers work together to build a kestrel nest box. (photo © Ben Conant)


Our conservation research and stewardship initiatives would not be possible without the support and expertise of many incredible partners, collaborators, and volunteers from the Monadnock Region and beyond.

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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.