Melissa Gaydos

Melissa is the Wildlife Adaptation Coordinator for the Wildlife Conservation and Climate Adaptation Program at the Northeast Regional Center. Through her work, she is committed to promoting the application of climate-smart conservation practices in wildlife and habitat conservation and restoration in the Northeast.
The furry feline’s massive paws allow it to hunt atop snowpack like a cat on snowshoes. Photo by Keith Williams/Flickr Creative Commons.

Making Moves: Canada Lynx in Vermont

This year has brought exciting insight into the distribution of Canada lynx in the Green Mountain State.  Having predominantly only been observed in the northeastern-most portion of the state, biologists now have …

Bobcat Track2_Flickr_SteveGifford

Searching for Signs of Winter

To many New Englanders, winter is defined in inches – inches of snow that is. By that account, you wouldn’t be surprised that winter has so far come as a …

Deer Posing for Camera by VTFWS

What Do Culverts and Lemons Have in Common?

As a society largely dependent on transportation infrastructure for the movement of people, goods, and services, the negative ecological consequences of transportation are inevitable. From noise and chemical pollution to …

Wildlife Crossing in Banff National Park by Anthony P. Clevenger of Western Transportation Institute

Is Less Always More?

Since its first introduction in 1975, the single large or several small (SLOSS) debate has sparked considerable controversy among conservation practitioners. Originally derived for providing recommendations for wildlife refuge design, …

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