Blandings Turtle Incubator (Walnut Hill III)

Funding Round/Year: 
2014
Project Sponsor: 
Three Rivers Land Trust
MNRCP Region: 
Southern Maine
Location: 
Alfred
Total Cost of Project: 
$115,350
MNRCP Award: 
$115,350
Project Type: 
Fee Acquisition
Project Description: 
This project involved acquisition of approximately 25 acres of wooded upland and wetlands in order to manage the site as wildlife habitat. The property is wedged between conservation land and a 30-lot subdivision, where two houses have been built. The project site is within the Walnut Hill Beginning with Habitat Focus Area in Alfred, and was supported by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The project protects valuable wetlands and adds to conserved land within the Walnut Hill focus area. If not protected, the parcel would likely have been developed.