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Hooper Pond

Guidelines for Use of LMF Properties

Walking/Hiking Wildlife Observation/Study Cross-country skiing/Snow-shoeing Fishing Hunting/Trapping Canoeing/Kayaking 

Project Description

Recognizing the ecological and recreational value of Hooper Pond (also known as Little Sabattus Pond), the Androscoggin Land Trust launched its first-ever capital campaign to acquire the best intact parcels around this wholly undeveloped pond. The State of Maine identified Hooper Pond as having exemplary pond and stream shore vegetation, and high-value breeding habitat for many priority species of wading birds and waterfowl that are in decline within the Northeast–including the wood duck, black duck, and American bittern. The forested upland provides habitat for other priority bird species, such as the Louisiana waterthrush and the veery. With support from the Land for Maine’s Future Program, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife as our state sponsor and other sources, ALT acquired 174 acres that complimented its existing 13-acre preserve along the pond. Together, the two parcels completed protection of Hooper Pond’s eastern shore. Because of ALT's successful LMF project, an additional wetland parcel was generously donated to the land trust in 2004, adding an additional 7.5-acres to the existing preserve and bringing the total conserved land to 195-acres.