Working Together for Conservation
The Harris Center works with many fantastic partners to better understand and protect wildlife and wild places, including:
In addition to these collaborating organizations, we work alongside hundreds of community scientists and volunteers each year — dedicated individuals who donate their time and talent to move migrating amphibians to safety, monitor kestrel nest boxes, count monarch caterpillars, and so much more.
A Salamander Crossing Brigade volunteer tallies a spotted salamander during the spring amphibian migration. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)
A technician installs antennas on the Motus receiving station at the Harris Center's Granite Lake Headwaters property. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)
A Broad-winged Hawk with a newly-affixed satellite transmitter. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)
A biologist scouts for migrating hawks at the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. (photo © Ben Conant)
We also regularly collaborate with students and faculty at Keene State College, Franklin Pierce University, and other institutions to craft capstone research, independent study, and honors projects with applied conservation value. If you’ve got an idea for a project, drop us a line!
A soil sample collected by KSC student researchers Garrett Hopkins & Ezra Richardson, as part of a capstone research project examining the effects of wildfire on soil health.
KSC student researchers document invasive species along a road-stream crossing. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)
KSC student researcher Elijah Wyman observes bee activity during the first growing season of the Harris Center's pollinator garden. (photo © Will Holden)
Monadnock Region Natural History Conference
We also work with many partners to coordinate the Monadnock Region Natural History Conference, which showcases a diversity of regional research projects.