Morgan Meadow Wildlife Management Area is a largely forested parcel bisected by Sucker Brook. A powerline corridor runs east-west through the area. Approximately 100 acres of this 1,100-acre management area are wetland. Predominant wetland types include emergent marsh and scrub-shrub. The uplands are characterized by largely mixed forest. The meadow itself probably results from an impoundment formed by a rock and earthen dam dating to the late 1800s. Remnants of an abandoned mill site are still present.

Ornithological Summary

For its size, Morgan Meadow has a diverse group of Maine?s marshbirds including Green and Great Blue Heron, American Bittern, Sora and Virginia Rail. The surrounding uplands provide excellent habitat for forest birds, including many species of thrushes and warblers. Species recorded during surveys in 2000 included Nashville Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, and Wilson?s Warbler.

Conservation Issues

This site was acquired by the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in 1990. Few improvements have been made and there are minimal conservation concerns. Future acquisition of abutting parcels is desirable but will depend on availability of funds and opportunities. Sustainable harvest of timber will likely take place in the future.

Ownership

This site is owned and managed by the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Access is restricted to foot traffic as the main road is gated. A small parking area is provided on the Egypt Road approximately 2.5 miles east of Route 85 (East Raymond).

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