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Mammal Agency Home Pages

Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Arizona Department of Game & Fish
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
California Department of Fish & Game
Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Missouri Department of Conservation
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Nevada Department of Wildlife
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Game Commission
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Utah Department of Natural Resources
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Mammal Fact Sheets

("T & E" = "Threatened and Endangered Species")

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas (Selected Mammals, T & E

California, Colorado (Division of Wildlife, Natural Diversity Information Source, T & E), Connecticut (Selected Mammals, T & E

Georgia (Game Animals, Georgia Wildlife Web




Maryland (Bats, Selected Mammals), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota (Mammals, Nature Snapshots - Mammals), Missouri (Furbearers), Montana 

Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey (T & E), New York (Furbearers, T & E)

Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon 

Pennsylvania (T & E (Dept. Cons. Nat. Res.), Selected Mammals (Game Comm.), T & E (Game Comm.))

South Dakota 


Virginia: Virginia has very detailed species information, but you have to work to get to it. Go to and click on "Species Information" under "Visitor Options"; click on 1. Species Booklet; enter a species name in the search box and click on Search, or leave the search box blank and click on "Mammals" in the drop-down box and then click on Search - this will bring you to a list of links to detailed "booklets" on each of the mammals native to Virginia (apparently you cannot access this page directly from an external link).

West Virginia, Wisconsin


A biodiversity bioblitz is an intensive biological survey of an area, using both scientific experts and interested volunteers, to find and identify as many species as possible during a 24-hour period. A bioblitz is a way of getting a snapshot view of the biodiversity of an area while stimulating the publicís interest and increasing their knowledge of the natural world. (See: USGS/National Biological Survey)

Colorado (Col. Div. Wildl., Denver, Grasslands BioBlitz 2004), Connecticut (BioBlitz Center, 2005, Fairfield County 2006, Middletown 2007)

Idaho (Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge 2006), Illinois (Field Museum - Calumet), Indiana (Kokiwanee Nature Preserve 2006a, 2006b)

Maryland (Garrett County 2004, 2005, Potomac Gorge 2006a, 2006b, 2006c), Minnesota, Massachusetts (Cape Cod 2006), Missouri (St. Louis (2004, 2006)

New Hampshire (Portsmouth), New Jersey (Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve 2006), New York (Bronx River, Central Park 2006)


Pennsylvania (Erie County 2004, Monroe County 2006)

Rhode Island 

Texas (Texas A&M, The Eagle Newspaper)

Vermont, Virginia 

Washington (Takoma 2005, Takoma/White River 2006a, 2006b, 2006c


International: New Zealand 


The NatureMapping Programís vision is to create a national network that links natural resource agencies, academia and land planners with local communities primarily through schools. Its goal is to keep common animals common and to maintain our quality of life. The approach is to train individuals to become aware of their natural resources and to provide the tools to inventory and monitor their resources.


Idaho (Sawtooth Science Institute


Iowa (Cooperative Extension Service, Dept. Natural Resources)



Washington (Dept. Fish & Wildlife, Univ. of Wash. Waterville Elem. School


Special State Programs


Strategic Nongame Mammal Management Plan: A team of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Arkansas Tech University, and U.S. Forest Service professional biologists developed this plan in 2001 to provide strategic, long-term guidance and direction for the Commissionís nongame mammal program.


Critical Trends Assessment Program: The Critical Trends Assessment Program (CTAP), conducted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois Natural History Survey, monitors the condition of forests, wetlands, grasslands, and streams throughout the state of Illinois. This project seeks to assess changes in ecological conditions as well as to serve as a baseline from which to compare regional and site-specific patterns throughout Illinois. Between 1997-2001 CTAP scientists conducted surveys at 554 forest, wetland, grassland, and stream sites (approximately 30 sites per year per habitat).  These sites were randomly selected from across the state on both public and private lands. During this first five year cycle, data on birds, insects, and herbaceous and woody vegetation were collected.

Illinois EcoWatch Network: The Illinois EcoWatch program is a key component of the Critical Trends Assessment Program. It includes RiverWatch, ForestWatch, PrairieWatch, and UrbanWatch and is a statewide volunteer monitoring initiative collecting scientific data on streams, forests, prairies, and urban green spaces. Monitoring methods for this program are complementary to those of the professional scientists. The professional scientists conduct detailed surveys at each habitat. The EcoWatch citizen scientists monitor more sites but conduct a subset of procedures done by the professionals, using less taxonomic resolution, at random and from volunteer-chosen locations. The combination of both data sets will provide a better understanding of the quality and quantity of the state's habitats. 


Minnesota County Biological Survey: The Minnesota County Biological Survey (MCBS) began in 1987 as a systematic survey of rare biological features. The goal of the Survey is to identify significant natural areas and to collect and interpret data on the distribution and ecology of rare plants, rare animals, and native plant communities. As of 2004 MCBS has completed work in 57 of Minnesota's 87 counties. Work is underway in 7 other counties.


Important Mammal Areas Project (Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Wildlife Federation): The Important Mammal Areas Project (IMAP) in Pennsylvania, initiated in 2002, seeks to ensure conservation of habitats that support rare mammals, diverse mammal communities, unique populations of mammals, and large aggregations of certain mammal species, as well as sites that are important for educating the public about natural history of resident mammals. This statewide project, the first of its kind in the world to employ the important habitat area method for mammals, was conceptualized by the Mammal Technical Committee of the Pennsylvania Biological Survey and is being implemented through partnerships with diverse groups, including the National Wildlife Federation and its Pennsylvania affiliate (PA Federation of Sportsmenís Clubs/PA Wildlife Federation), PA Game Commission, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and Indiana University of PA.

Pennsylvania Biological Survey: The Pennsylvania Biological Survey (PABS) is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is "to increase the knowledge of and foster the perpetuation of the natural biological diversity of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania." Membership includes scientists from throughout the state, representatives of state and federal agencies concerned with natural resource management, representatives of Pennsylvania's major natural history museums and scientific institutions, and interested individuals. One project being developed within the PABS is a Biodiversity Monitoring Network for Pennsylvania (Go to Mammal Technical Committee and search (Ctrl-F) the page for "Biodiversity Monitoring Network"). The general plan for this network is to designate a set of monitoring sites that will be sampled annually, at several taxonomic levels and with standardized protocols, by teams of students supervised by college-level instructors or other professionals. With careful choice of sites and sampling protocols, the data from this network would reveal long-term biodiversity trends and would be the basis for biodiversity decisions statewide.

South Dakota:

Citizen Monitoring: The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is conducting a pilot program to implement and coordinate volunteer, nongame monitoring in South Dakota. The pilot program is working with interested citizens and conservation organization in southeastern South Dakota and is using volunteers to collect wildlife abundance and habitat information.

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