Location: Perham, Aroostook County
Description: The Salmon Brook Lake Bog Public Reserved Land is a 1,857-acre unit, of which 1,053 acres are designated as an Ecological Reserve. It is located in an area where limestone bedrock has created relatively high pH soils. Such conditions support significant natural features including circumneutral fenspeatland vegetation dominated by sedges and/or shrubs such as deerhair sedge. Habitat also includes rich northern white cedar swamps and a variety of rare plants and animal species, such as the mystery vertigo (a rare snail) and Sedge Wren. This property was acquired from The Nature Conservancy in 1993 through the Land for Maine’s Future program.
Activities: Biking, skiing, fishing, hiking, and hunting. Visit Maine Trail Finder for a description of the unit’s trails.
For More Information: Check out this description of why the area is of statewide ecological significance, produced by the Maine Natural Areas Program. You can also visit the Maine Natural Areas Program website.