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Somerset County Nature Preserves

Flagstaff Lake from Bigelow Mountain (2003)

Coburn Woods in Skowhegan. This 300 acre tract is named in honor of Louise Helen Coburn, founder and first president of the Somerset Woods Trustees, which owns and manages the land.  Is contains significant vernal pools with good surrounding wooded … Continue reading

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Waldo County Nature Preserves

Carlton Pond Waterfowl Production Area.  The area is a 1,055-acre impounded wetland located in the town of Troy in Waldo County.  The area was acquired by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1966 to protect the waterfowl and other … Continue reading

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Washington County Nature Preserves

The Trail in the Edmunds Division, Moosehorn Refuge (2004)

Commissary Point. With over two miles of undeveloped, scenic views, highly productive shorefront and wildlife habitat along Cobscook Bay, the Point includes 200 acres plus a 50-acre easement. It lies in Trescott Township across Whiting Bay from Tide Mill Farm … Continue reading

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York County Nature Preserves

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (2013)

Kennebunk Plains, McGuire Road, Kennebunk. This 1,000-acre sandplain community provides vital habitat for the endangered grasshopper sparrow and four other animals and plants of special concern in Maine. Managed by the Nature Conservancy, acquired with a grant from the Land … Continue reading

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