Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Wildlife Management Area - Crommet and Lubberland Creeks
Town: Durham & Newmarket
Acres: Thirty parcels totaling 762 acres
Acquisition History: All tracts associated with the Crommet and Lubberland Creeks focus area were acquired through the Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership (GBRPP) with funds provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) or the US Fish and Wildlife Service North American Wetlands Conservation Funds and conveyed to New Hampshire Fish and Game through The Nature Conservancy during a ten-year period from 2003-2013.
Visit the Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership website to find out more about this partnership and its conservation efforts.
Description: Overall, the parcels in the Crommet and Lubberland Creeks focus area are primarily upland with forests of white pine, red oak, black oak, and shag-bark hickory. The properties also protect extensive wetland systems of emergent and forested marshes, open ponds, and a few acres of salt marsh. These wetlands, associated with Beaudette, Bedford, Ellison, Hamel, and Longmarsh Brooks eventually drain into Crommett and Lubberland Creeks.
Common Wildlife: Upland forest species include white-tailed deer, New England cottontail, turkey, and fox. The mix of wetlands and uplands also provide ideal habitat for woodcock, nesting waterfowl such as American black duck and wood duck, and common turtle species.
Special Notes: For maps of all conserved lands with public access and a list of allowed recreational uses in the Crommet and Lubberland Creeks area, visit the Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership website.
Directions: Three official parking areas provide access to most of these properties: Longmarsh Road, Newmarket Road/NH Rte. 108, and Dame Road. The Solomon, Keefe, and Piecuch tracts can be accessed with pull-off parking on the side of Stagecoach Road. The Kitfield Tract can also be accessed via pull-off parking on the side of Longmarsh Road. The Rollins Tract can only be accessed by boat.
DeLorme N.H. Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates:Page 30, I1-2
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