Atkinson and Milo, Maine
Fee Ownership; Completed Project
The Alder Stream watershed is a focus of the Northeast Wilderness Trust’s conservation efforts because of its biological richness, recreational opportunities and wilderness character. The Trust acquired the 1,500-acre Alder Stream property—located in the heart of the watershed—in 2006. The Alder Stream parcel is characterized by cedar swamps and rich bogs, conifer and northern hardwood forest, and a remote, wild character. The property contains extensive frontage on the Piscataquis River, an important river for Atlantic salmon recovery, and a significant section of the Alder Stream.
The Alder Stream watershed is home to a great diversity of plants, birds, fish, mammal, reptile, and amphibian species. The permanent preservation of the Alder Stream property is vital to the ecological health of the watershed and ensures that the watershed’s woods and wetlands stay intact for future generations of wildlife and people. The Trust’s acquisition of the Alder Stream property is also an important step in advancing larger conservation efforts within the region.
Learn More:Download Alder Stream Profile (PDF)
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