Northeast Wilderness Trust and Native Land Conservancy announce a partnership centered around Muddy Pond Wilderness Preserve in southeastern Massachusetts, homeland of the Wampanoag Tribe.
A crowd-sourcing photo tool allows visitors to engage with the rewilding process at two Wilderness Preserves by documenting ecosystem changes over time.
Right around Carver or Kingston, southbound travelers reach a transition zone—an ecotone—between the realm of Northern Hardwood Forest and the beginning of the Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens. The composition of the trees becomes heavily pine and oak. The forest floor is littered with dry needles, and scrubby shrubs make up the understory.