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Natural History

Index for Mammalian Species -- Over 600 pdf reports on individual species published by the American Society of Mammalogists. They provide in-depth coverage of the entire natural history of each species.

Animal Diversity Web -- Created at the University of Michigan by and for college students.

Treesearch -- A searchable database provided by the United Sates Forest Service. Many reports on fauna including lynx, fisher, black bear, moose, etc.

USFS Mammal Index -- The natural history of 40 species by the Forest Service. Considerable coverage of habitat and distribution.

NH Fish and Game Wildlife Profiles -- Fact sheets on 10 species and lists of all the state's wildlife species.
Wildlife Watching has tips on tools, techniques, viewing ethics and photography.

Conserve Online Library -- A service of The Nature Conservancy. Large selection of pdf reports on all aspects of conservation, including monitoring and wildlife.

State and Local Conservation

Lakes Region Conservation Trust -- The Lakes Region Conservation Trust was founded to protect wildlife habitat, to provide for public access to conservation lands, and to preserve freshwater and wilderness resources.

Green Mountain Conservation Group -- Since 1997, the Green Mountain Conservation Group, a non-profit charitable organization, has dedicated its efforts to natural resource conservation in the Ossipee Watershed.

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests -- Founded in 1901 to protect the state's most important landscapes and to promote wise use of its renewable natural resources.

Audubon Society of New Hampshire -- A nonprofit statewide membership organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and habitat throughout the state. Independent of the National Audubon Society.

Regional and National Conservation

Keeping Track, Inc. -- Keeping Track's mission is to inspire community participation in the long-term stewardship of wildlife habitat through observation, interpretation, recording and monitoring evidence of wildlife habitat.

Center for Woodlands Education -- Publishers of Northern Woodlands magazine, their mission is "To shape the future of the forests of the Northeast through information and education about their value, use, and conservation.

The Nature Conservancy -- TNC's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

National Wildlife Federation -- NWF is committed to educating and empowering people from all walks of life to protect wildlife and habitat for future generations.



Elbroch, Mark. Mammal Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species, Stackpole Books, 2003.

Gibbons, Diane K. Mammal Tracks and Sign of the Northeast, University Press of New England, 2003.

Halfpenny, James. A Field Guide to Mammal Tracking in North America, Johnson Books, 1986.

McDougall, Len. The Complete Tracker: Tracks, Signs, and Habits of North American Wildlife, The Lyons Press, 1997.

Murie, Olaus J. A Field Guide to Animal Tracks, Houghton Mifflin, 1954.

Rezendes, Paul. Tracking and the Art of Seeing: How to Read Animal Tracks and Sign, HarperCollins, 1999.

Stokes, Donald & Lillian. Guide to Animal Tracking And Behavior, Little-Brown, 1987.

Natural History and Conservation

Burt, William H. & Grossenheider, Richard P. A Field Guide to the Mammals (3rd Ed.), Houghton Mifflin, 1976.

DeGraaf, Richard M. & Yamasaki, Mariko. New England Wildlife: Habitat, Natural History, and Distribution, University Press of New England, 2001.

Harris, L. The Fragmented Forest: Island biogeographical theory and the preservation of biotic diversity, University of Chicago Press, 1984.

Leopold, Aldo. A Sand County Almanac, Oxford University Press, 1949.

Soule, M. E., ed. Conservation Biology: The Science of Scarcity and Diversity, Sinauer Associates, 1988.

Whitaker, J. O. Jr., & Hamilton, W. J. Jr. Mammals of the Eastern United States (3rd Ed.), Cornell University Press, 1998.