Passagassawakeag Headwaters

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Project Sponsor: 
Coastal Mountains Land Trust
MNRCP Region: 
Central Interior and Midcoast
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Project Type: 
Fee Acquisition
Project Description: 
The Passagassawakeag Headwaters project conserved approximately 113 acres of land including approximately 28 acres of freshwater forested, scrub shrub, emergent, and unconsolidated bottom wetlands, with the balance consisting of upland buffer. Approximately 30 acres are mapped as Inland Wading Bird and Waterfowl Habitat. The site also contains approximately 2,165 linear feet of perennial streams and several unmapped ephemeral drainages. A rare natural community (Hardwood Seepage Forest), multiple vernal pools, and the southernmost known population of Mink Frogs (Lithobates septentrionalis), a state Species of Greatest Conservation Need, are documented on the property. The site is one of two planned conservation projects within Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Passagassawakeag Headwaters Interest Area, is within an undeveloped forest block, and is within a mile of the state-owned Frye Mountain Wildlife Management Area to the west.