This focus area is notable for its diverse habitats and wide array of ecological values. Spartina saltmarsh, inter-tidal mudflats, and eelgrass beds in the bay support fish, invertebrates, waterfowl, wading birds, and other wildlife, including commercially valuable species such as shellfish and bait worms.
Maquoit Bay is economically important for commercial fisheries, such as clamming. The area is popular with visitors and residents for birdwatching, paddling, swimming, hunting, and fishing. Maquoit Bay and its marshes also provide an important protective buffer from storm surge and rising sea levels.
Maquoit Bay Conservation Properties:
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Chase Reserve is a 194-acre easement property on Bunganuc Rd in Brunswick.