The Fort River Division was established on June 16, 2005 when the first 23 acres was acquired of a proposed 2,200 acres grassland and floodplain forest project. This division is currently 197 acres located along Moody Bridge Road in Hadley, MA. It is open to the public for wildlife observation and photography hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Hunting and fishing are allowed under the applicable MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife regulations. With proper protection and management, refuge lands, complemented by the crop and hay fields in the area already protected by state Agricultural Preservation Restrictions, could support significant populations of bobolinks and vesper sparrows (and possibly upland sandpipers) as well as protect the Fort River.