Lower Gloucester Village and Intervale Project

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Project Sponsor: 
Royal River Conservation Trust
MNRCP Region: 
Southern Maine
New Gloucester
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Project Type: 
Fee Acquisition
Photo of marshes and forests protected at this site
Project Description: 
New Gloucester’s Intervale – on the edge of Lower Gloucester Village – includes a 1,215-acre wetland complex that drains into the Royal River. This MNRCP project conserved approximately 152 acres of land within this area. The property includes approximately 100 acres of freshwater emergent, scrub-shrub, and forested wetlands, with the balance consisting of forested buffer. The emergent wetlands serve as a moderate value Inland Waterfowl and Wading Bird Habitat. Stevens Brook, a wild brook trout stream, runs through the property on its way to the Royal River. The property is also part of a large, ~1,800 acre undeveloped block that provides unfragmented wildlife habitat and connectivity. The property directly abuts conservation land owned by Royal River Conservation Trust to the south and north/northwest.