Deer Hill Wildlife Management Area
Acquisition History: Deer Hill Wildlife Management Area was purchased by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation in the early 1990s to create a wetlands mitigation site for impacts associated with the expansion of Route 101. The property was transferred to Fish and Game in 2009.
Description: Prior to acquisition by DOT, the property was an active gravel pit. The pits were reclaimed and made into wetlands that have developed into a mix of open water, scrub-shrub, and emergent marshes that provide habitat for a variety of reptiles, amphibians, and waterfowl. The property also contains several areas of grassland, shrubland, and young aspen/birch. The remaining lands are comprised of hemlock, pine, or aspen woodlands that provide cover for a variety of upland species. Fish and Game will manage the area to maintain the diversity of habitats to support a wide array of species.
DeLorme N.H. Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 29, K 12 & 13
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