Shiloh Pond

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Project Sponsor: 
The Trust for Public Land and the Town of Kingfield
MNRCP Region: 
Central and Western Mountains
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Project Type: 
Fee Acquisition
Photo of Shiloh Pond property
Project Description: 
Conservation of the 213-acre Shiloh Pond Property, located just two miles from the center of Kingfield, protects a pristine mountain pond and significant aquatic resources. The property contains the 19 acre Shiloh Pond, ~1.7 acre Little Shiloh Pond, approximately 7 acres of emergent, forested, and scrub-shrub wetlands, 68 acres of mapped Inland Wading Bird and Waterfowl Habitat, and significant mature forests on the edges of Shiloh Pond. Reed Brook runs through the entire property, connecting the aquatic systems with upstream and downstream aquatic resources. The property sits in the midst of a large undeveloped block of forest and provides connectivity for species to move in response to climate change. In partnership with local residents and the town of Kingfield, The Trust for Public Land facilitated the acquisition of the property by the town of Kingfield. The town now owns the land and will manage it in perpetuity as community open space.