Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1992 with the primary purposes of protecting wetlands, wetland-associated wildlife and migratory birds.
Service exchanges land with State of New Hampshire
The Service recently exchanged a 233-acre parcel of land in the Town of Errol for a conservation easement on New Hampshire's Big Island State Forest in Wentworth's Location. The Trust for Public Land facilitated the transaction. The conservation easement area will become part of Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and a new state forest will be created in Errol. The exchange gives the Service rare silver maple floodplain forest and mixed wood habitat that supports migratory birds and waterfowl including rusty blackbirds, wood ducks, common goldeneyes, and many warbler species. There will be recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling on designated trails within the easement area.
Published on: Tuesday, January 07,2014