The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently completed several improvement projects at Ashland Flats Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located in the towns of Lyme and Cape Vincent in Jefferson County, NY.
Improvements at the WMA include an accessible wildlife observation tower, along with a designated accessible parking area, and educational sign.
Ashland Flats WMA consists primarily of large grassland fields, wetland impoundments, shrubland, and forested wetlands. The WMA is a designated Bird Conservation Area.
A new accessible observation tower will allow outdoor enthusiasts enhanced wildlife viewing and birdwatching opportunities. Due to the variety of habitat types in the area, Ashland Flats WMA is a popular destination for hunters. The tower’s construction was supported by $16,000 from the State’s Environmental Protection Fund and Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration (Pittman-Robertson ACT) monies.
More information can be found on DEC’s website.
Photo of Ashland Flats Wildlife Management Area courtesy DEC.