I am concerned with the carolinian population of eastern massasaugas. They have been imperiled for decades and have been steadily declining for the past century. Despite this though, it seems as though the government has done nothing whatsoever to stem the decline. In fact, it seems as though the government is actually the biggest hurdle in the way of biologists trying to help this species. Please take some positive actions to protect this species from certain extirpation. Habitat needs to be protected and enhanced, fragmented bits of habitat need to be linked and the meager 12 individuals remaining need to have their populations augmented. I would like to show my kids a massasauga in their natural grassland ecosystem one day, however unless there is immediate and urgent action, I fear this is not going to happen. Please help.
Submitted October 1, 2018 6:58 PM