MassWildlife manages over 100 Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) and 13 wildlife sanctuaries with responsibility for over 160,000 acres (650 km2) of lands and waters. WMAs are all open to hunting, fishing, trapping and other outdoor recreation activities. Sanctuaries are more restrictive—camping, hunting, fishing and trapping is prohibited.
Mass Wildlife's website has information on regulations and permits for hunting, fishing, trapping and recreational land use. In addition there are maps of wildlife management locations and information on wildlife viewing. The agency also publishes the quarterly magazine Massachusetts Wildlife which has excellent photos and articles on state flora and fauna. MassWildlife also publishes the following:
Field Guide to Animals in Vernal Pools
Town Core Habitat Reports, 2004
Classification of the Natural Communities of Massachusetts Reprinted 2004
Natural Heritage Rare Species & Habitat Atlas
Town Core Habitat Maps
Aerial Photo Survey of Potential Vernal Pools in Massachusetts (CD Viewer)
Wildlife Management Area Maps
Living Waters Poster
Landowner Incentive Program
Rare Species List
^Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. "Oversight". Retrieved 2009-11-04.