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Category: parks and sanctuaries
Goals: Established in 1937 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Main objective is for the research and management of American Woodcook and American Beach Duck.
Refuge consists of 28,000 acres divided into two units: Baring Unit near Calais and the Edmunds Unit along the shore of Cobscook Bay. Programs include timber management for the American Woodcook, over 52 water impoundments for waterfowl production, fire management, biological monitoring, research and public use programs. Baring Unit provides four self-guided nature trails, and 40 miles of trails. The Refuge has facilities that are wheelchair accessible including a nature trail, fishing pier/observation blind, and public restrooms.
Bird and mammal list, trail guides and assorted leaflets. Refuge trails are open year-round from ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset. Group tours of areas managed as woodcook habitat by advanced request. Other interpretive programs offered seasonally. Internships and volunteer work experiences are available.
Resources: see above
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