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Beaver Brook Wildlife Management Area

Town: Alton and New Durham

County: Belknap and Strafford

Acreage: 220


Acquisition History:  The NH Fish & Game Department established the Beaver Brook Waterfowl Management Area with the purchase of a 222-acre tract in 1990.  Funding for the acquisition came from state Waterfowl Stamp funds and federal fisheries restoration funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Description:  The Beaver Brook WMA contains approximately 70 acres of diverse wetlands associated with Beaver Brook, including bog and open sedge meadows.  Beaver Brook traverses nearly 1 mile through the WMA.  The upland consists mainly of hemlock, oak, and pine forest.  The topography is flat to rolling.


Common Wildlife:  Beaver Brook contains an excellent brook trout fishery that is maintained and managed by the NH Fish & Game Department.  The main channel of the brook provides for spring and early summer trout fishing opportunities while bait fish such as common shiners, are found year round.  The wetlands provide quality habitat for many types of waterfowl and furbearers such as beaver and mink, while the upland provides a habitat buffer to the wetlands and brook.  Common wildlife species include black duck, wood duck, mallards, moose, white-tailed deer, snowshoe hare, and ruffed grouse.

Directions:  Beaver Brook WMA can be accessed from Rines Road off of Route 28 in Alton.  A small unimproved parking lot provides access for 2-3 vehicles.


DeLorme N.H. Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates:  Page 37, E 9




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Wildlife RestorationThis Wildlife Management Area was funded in part by the Federal Aid in Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. Your purchases of hunting equipment and ammunition make a difference to New Hampshire's wildlife resources and our way of life. Learn more.


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