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Thornton Wildlife Management Area

Town: Thornton

County: Grafton

Acres: 624

Acquisition History: The Thornton WMA was purchased in 1992 with funds from the Land Conservation Investment Program.


Description: This property fronts over 3,000 feet of the Pemigewasset River and includes the island created by the Pemi carving a new, straight path, at the beginning of the oxbow in the River.  The upland portion is primarily old field habitat growing up with field pine.


Common Wildlife:   This property is part of a landscape that supports deer, moose, bear, coyote, grouse, and other upland species.  Riparian species that use the area may include otter, mink and beaver.  Waterfowl, such as common merganser can be found here but the coldwater fishery is likely the most important habitat on this property.


Directions: From exit 29 off I-93, take US3 north to Robbins Nest Road, approximately 4 miles on the right.  Drive under the bridge to the end of the road where a small parking area fits 3-5 cars. 


DeLorme N.H. Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 39, C11




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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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