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Burlingame Management Area
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Location and Access


Burlingame Wildlife Management Area is located entirely within the town of Charlestown, RI. The Burlingame Wildlife Management Area is bordered to the south by the Burlingame State Park which is closed to public hunting. Access to Burlingame Management Area is located north of Buckeye Brook Road at Clawson Trail. Topographic quad maps for Carolina, RI cover this area.

Habitat

Burlingame covers a total area of 1390 acres. The area is composed primarily of forest cover (deciduous 906 acres, evergreen 72 acres), with wetlands (377 acres), and agricultural land (14 acres) and other areas (20 acres) covering the balance. The DFW maintains a small (approximately 5 acres) wildlife marsh within the northeast section of the area.

Wildlife

Typical game mammals found within Burlingame include cottontail rabbit, white-tailed deer and furbearers such as fox, raccoon, muskrat, and coyote. Game birds within the Burlingame management area include ruffed grouse, wild turkey, woodcock, and waterfowl. The diverse habitats which are present also support numerous species of non-game wildlife with ample opportunity for the observation of these species (songbirds, amphibians, reptiles and insects) available.


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