Timber rattlesnake photo by Richard Bonnett

A diverse coalition of biologists and conservationists support timber rattlesnake conservation in Massachusetts and their introduction to Mount Zion Island in the Quabbin Reservoir:

Advocates for Snake Preservation
Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy
Athol Bird and Nature Club
Friends of the Blue Hills
David Foster, Director, Harvard Forest, Harvard University
The Gecko Sanctuary
Grassroots Wildlife Conservation, Inc.
Lake Quinsigamond Watershed Association
Lloyd Center for the Environment
Massachusetts Society of Municipal Conservation Professionals
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
Oxbow Associates, Inc.
Rainforest Reptile Shows
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Springfield Science Museum
US Geological Survey, Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology
Vernal Pool Association

Let us know if you’d like to join this group.

Thanks for helping us get this site together through donating your time, expertise, and photos: Laurel Cole, Kim Dutton, Eric Nordberg, Polly Smith-Blackwell, and Anne Stengle.