Carlton Pond is one of the few areas in the State of Maine which provides nesting habitat for black terns, which are on the endangered species list maintained by the State. State and federal non-game biologists and researchers have been monitoring black tern use of Carlton Pond Waterfowl Production Area and other areas for several years in an attempt to better determine the species' population status.
There are activities year-round at Carlton Pond Waterfowl Production Area including hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, and photography.
Whether you want to further conservation, learn more about nature or share your love of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. National wildlife refuges provide many opportunities for you to help your community and fish and wildlife by doing what you love.