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Hedgehog Brook Wildlife Management Area

Town: Columbia


County: Coos


Acres: 840


Acquisition History: Hedgehog Brook WMA was accepted by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department in 2011 as mitigation from Granite Reliable Power for the Mount Kelsey wind power project.


Description: Hedgehog Brook is adjacent to Nash Stream Forest, Vicki Bunnel Preserve and a number of smaller conserved parcels that span several towns and protect over 60,000 acres for wildlife, forestry, and recreation.  Hedgehog Brook WMA is a relatively steep property of spruce-fir forests, including the uncommon high-elevation spruce-fir forest habitat that represents only 4% of forests in NH.


Common Wildlife:   The high-elevation habitat that occurs on Hedgehog WMA supports species such as spruce grouse, bay breasted warblers, Bicknell's thrush, American marten, and Canada lynx.


Special Notes:  The Cohos Trail passes through the property.


Directions: From Route 110 in Stark about 1.25 miles west of the Dummer town line turn north onto Paris Road.  Follow this road northerly and easterly along Phillips Brook for approximately 17 miles. At this point, the bridge at an old crossing over Phillips Brook has been removed and it is necessary to cross on foot. Cross the Brook and go to 71° 21’ 01.7679” W,  44° 48’ 14.0880”N, a point located near the eastern boundary of the WMA.


DeLorme N.H. Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 50, E4-5




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