American (Pine) Marten Research

This Notice is to provide those interested an opportunity to contact the U. S. Fish andWildlife Service and learn how to access Ms. Drummey’s research findings:


Donovan Drummey of the US Fish and Wildlife Service based in Hadley, Massachusetts,presented her research on American marten, geographically focused in New Hampshire, at theMassachusetts Trappers Association meeting on January 21, 2024.  Ms. Drummey, originally from Falmouth, on Cape Cod, attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst and studied American marten (aka pine marten) as a graduate student.
Vermont has a population in the Northeast Kingdom and the southern part of the Green Mountain National Forest, this perhaps from translocation efforts, including even the portion very close to Massachusetts. There is no trapping season for pine marten in Vermont or Massachusetts.
Ms. Drummey’s current research, in addition to the American marten, includes whip-poor-will.  Some of us remember this song bird calling throughout the night and may be still be found and heard on the pine barrens of  Myles Standish State Forest in Plymouth and
Montague Plains Wildlife Management Area in Montague and also the Crane WMA in Falmouth and Bolton Flats WMA.