The New Meadows River and Woodward Cove focus area lies east of Route 24, including shoreland and upland near the New Meadows River. It includes Upper and Lower Coombs Islands, and Woodward and Buttermilk Coves. This focus area is valued for its large blocks of undeveloped forest and state-identified significant tidal wadingbird and waterfowl, as well as shorebird feeding and roosting habitats. The coves and river are significant resources for fishermen and shellfish harvesters as well as boaters.
New Meadows River & Woodward Cove properties:
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The Howard Point Property is a 35 acre easement property located between the New Meadows River and Thomas Bay.
Woodward Point Preserve is an 87.5 acre property with over two miles of shoreline on the New Meadows River in Brunswick, extensive open rolling meadows, pine and hardwood forests, a freshwater pond, and several water access points.
New Meadows & Woodward Cove Resources at a glance:
Traditional Land Uses
Rare Natural Communities
Significant Wildlife Habitat
Tidal Wadingbird and Waterfowl Habitats
Shorebird Feeding and Roosting Habitat
Significant Vernal Pools
Healthy Eel Grass Community
Rare Animal Species
Rare Plant Species
Notable Landscape Features
Opportunities to support marsh migration (sea level rise)