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Chase Island Wildlife Management Area

Town: Cornish

County: Sullivan

Acres: 10

Acquisition History:  Chase Island was purchased by the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) to prevent exploitation of its gravel resources.  The CRWC then sold the property to New Hampshire Fish and Game in 1971 for permanent protection.  Funding was provided by the US Fish and Wildlife Service Dingell-Johnson Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Program

Description: The Island supports mature hardwoods, anchoring the topsoil to river gravel. 

Common Wildlife:   The small size of the island limits its wildlife resources but it is important to nesting waterfowl and the globally rare cobblestone tiger beetle is known to have a population here.

Special Notes:  Overnight camping is prohibited

Directions: Chase Island WMA can only be reached by boat.  The boat access at Cornish WMA is approximately one mile upstream.


DeLorme N.H. Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 33, G9




A User-Pay, User-Benefit Program

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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