Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge Overview
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Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge is part of a comprehensive cooperative protection and management effort to preserve wildlife, wildlife habitat, wetlands, and timber resources along the northern Maine/New Hampshire border.
Along with the Fish and Wildlife Service, the states of New Hampshire and Maine and many private industries are involved in protecting this area. The project includes the 8,700-acre Umbagog Lake, associated uplands and freshwater marshes.
The refuge protects unique habitat for many wetland-dependent migratory wildlife species of concern, including the bald eagle and the endangered peregrine falcon and waterfowl species such as the declining black duck. It also protects many species of federal and state management concern, including common loon, northern harrier, woodcock, and others. It is considered the best breeding habitat for the common loon and osprey in New Hampshire.
The National Wildlife Refuge System is working to ensure that facilities and programs are accessible to visitors. Contact the refuge office for information about accessibility at this unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication