Muchyedo Banks Wildlife Management Area
Acquisition History: Muchyedo Banks WMA was acquired by Fish and Game through a partnership with The Society for the Protection on NH's Forests, which continues to hold a conservation easement on the property. Funding was secured from the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Town of Canterbury, The New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP), New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Special Notes: Prior to acquisition, this property was proposed by a private developer for a new regional landfill. Citizens and activists of the Town of Canterbury and surrounding communities formed the “Oxbow Initiative” to kill the landfill proposal and support permanent conservation. The group was instrumental in helping to raise funds for the lands permanent conservation.
Directions: From Exit 17 off Interstate 93, take Rte 4 East. In about ½ mile, take a right onto Old Boyce Road; continue onto Riverland Road. Park at the gate and walk in along the pathway, past the bluffs, to the property boundary marked by bolders.
DeLorme N.H. Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 27, B 13
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