Deering Watershed Wetlands

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Project Sponsor: 
Three Rivers Land Trust
MNRCP Region: 
Southern Maine
Sanford and Lebanon
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Project Type: 
Fee Acquisition with Restoration or Enhancement
Photo of emergent wetlands on the Deering Watershed Wetlands property
Project Description: 
The Deering Watershed Wetlands project conserved approximately 311.7 acres of land including over 150 acres of freshwater emergent, scrub-shrub, and forested wetlands, with the balance consisting of upland forest buffer. The site includes approximately 5,500 linear feet of frontage along the Little River, the majority of which is mapped as Inland Waterfowl and Wading Bird Habitat. Three Rivers Land Trust (3RLT) will restore and/or enhance approximately 1 acre of wetland at 3 separate locations where existing roads impact wetlands on the property. The site abuts an additional 230 acres of land that 3RLT is also conserving (with non-MNRCP funding).