Ryan Wildlife Management Area
Acquisition History: This nearly 50 acre property was acquired from NHDOT in 1983. It’s dominated by swamp land.
Description: Ryan WMA is at the toe of the north slope that leads up to Mt Monadnock and is part of a contiguous group of conserved parcels, including Monadnock Reservation, totaling over 4,000 acres. The boundary of Ryan WMA protects only a piece of a large forested wetland complex that filters the water that flows into Dublin Lake. A 5-acre "island" of upland hardwood and pine forest occupies the center of the parcel.
Common Wildlife: This property supports deer, black bear, woodcock, turkey, raccoon, mink and weasel. Forested wetlands also provide important nesting habitat for waterfowl.
Directions: From the center of Dublin, head west on NH Route 101. Take a left onto Lake Road and continue on Old Marlborough Road for about 1.5 miles. Ryan WMA is on the left; parking is road side where safe. Visitors take note: There is no official parking area for this WMA and Old Marlborough Rd is a relatively narrow, unpaved, class V town road, with little to no shoulder.
DeLorme N.H. Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 20, D1
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