The Wilderness Conservation Area is the heart of the Manchester-Essex Woods. The Wilderness Conservation Area Management Plan provides a comprehensive summary of its flora, fauna and geology.  The Management Plan is a blue print for the future stewardship of this important ecological treasure.   It was provided by Rimmer Environmental Consulting and funded by a grant from the EnTrust Fund. Click below to see the full document.

WCA Management Plan

WCA Management Plan

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If you own land of conservation interest, we’d be happy to provide you with information that would assist you in planning for its future.  Up to $50,000 in state income tax credit is now available to qualifying landowners who permanently preserve their land through donation or partial donation of land or development rights to a qualified conservation organization or agency. Eligible properties must protect critical lands for farming, forestry, or wildlife habitat.

Please email us at conserve@mect.org for further information.