Currier Wildlife Management Area
Town: Kingston and East Kingston
Acquisition History: Currier WMA consists of three parcels originally acquired by the Society for the Protection of NH Forests (SPNHF) in 1996 and transferring the property to New Hampshire Fish and Game in 1997.
Description: The WMA lies to the south of Powwow Pond and Rowell Road along a low north-south ridge. A power line right of way cuts across the property from east to west. The property contains oak-pine woodlands with scattered clumps of hickory and black cherry, several wetland areas, seeps, and vernal pools. A portion of one of the state’s largest Atlantic white cedar swamps also occurs along the southern edge of the property. Timber harvests took place in 1997 and 2013 to create wildlife openings, stimulate aspen growth, and diversify age classes in the oak and pine to improve habitat for wildlife.
Common Wildlife: Deer and turkey can be found foraging on acorns and wintering around the edges the cedar swamp. Other common wildlife may include red fox, coyote, black bear, and grouse. Spotted salamanders and turtles are likely inhabitants of the pools, seeps, and wetlands. Birders can find a plethora of neotropical migrant songbirds.
Directions: The Currier WMA can be reached by taking Route 107 East where it crosses Route 125, and immediately turning south onto Route 107A. Continue 1.25 miles along 107A across the railway line. Approximately 0.5 mile after crossing the railway line, turn right onto Route 108. Take the second right off 108 - this is Rowell Road. Continue along Rowell Road for nearly 0.4 miles. The paved road takes a sharp turn to the right (Rowell Cove Road), and Rowell Road continues as a dirt and gravel road This road begins at the northeast corner of the WMA.
DeLorme NH Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 23, D 12.
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