Pond Restoration Provides Numerous Benefits

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

The restoration of the 30-acre man-made Morrill Pond near Canterbury, New Hampshire is providing numerous benefits for a wide variety of wildlife species and for visitors to the area. The dam at Morrill Pond was breached in the 1950s and beavers have made several unsuccessful attempts to re-flood the area behind the dam during recent years. With the help of Wildlife Forever, a new water control structure was installed to create a shallow marsh for waterfowl, including mallards, black ducks, and wood ducks. In addition, wood nesting boxes were erected around the marsh to help nesting ducks. The improvements are also benefiting songbirds, mammals, and the public – with many new opportunities for fishing, hunting, hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, and cross-country skiing.