Federal Status

The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus) is a Federal candidate species. Candidate species receive no legal protection, however, conservation is encouraged since they may warrant future protection under the Endangered Species Act.  Read More >

EMRSSP - What is it?

The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Species Survival Plan® (EMRSSP) is a collaborative science-based management program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).  Read More >

 

Recent Updates

I am so pleased to announce that Jeff Jundt, from the Detroit Zoo, was selected by the AZA Snake TAG Steering Committee to be the new Species Coordinator effective May 3, 2013. Jeff has been an active SSP member from the beginning of our program and will bring his enthusiasm for the care and conservation of massasaugas into the future. Read More >

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