Habitat: Lower Gloucester Natural Resources and Ecology

The 180-acre Chandler parcel includes some of the highest value fish, wildlife, and birding habitat in the Royal River watershed. It is contiguous to RRCT’s existing 128-acre Intervale Preserve which includes 28 acres of town-owned marsh donated to RRCT in August 2019. The Chandler parcel’s open marshes and beaver ponds support wading birds and waterfowl. The large wetland complex on the property is a component of an even larger wetland complex that is riparian to the Royal River. Stevens Brook and tributary streams support wild brook trout. Additionally, the lower acres of the property include mature oaks and pines thriving due to inaccessibility for logging over the last century. More information to come.