Conservation Links

Other pages that might be interesting:
According to the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, Westford is home to 5 rare species:
Scientific Name Common Name Type Status
Ambystoma Laterale Blue-Spotted Salamander Amphibian Special Concern
Botaurus Lentiginosus American Bittern Bird Endangered
Clemmys Guttata Spotted Turtle Reptile Special Concern
Crangonyx Aberrans Mystic Valley Amphipod Crustacean Special Concern
Emydoidea Blandingii Blanding's Turtle Reptile Threatened

Also at this site is information on the number of certified vernal pools in each town in Massachusetts. Westford has 88 certified vernal pools, a number only exceeded by Hubbardston's 266. If you are interested in vernal pools, you will like 'The Vernal Pool' site presented by the Vernal Pool Association of Reading Memorial High School.