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Killingly Management Area
Location and Access
Killingly Management Area is located entirely within the town of
Glocester, RI. Access to the Killingly Pond area is along Snake Hill
Road which runs east-west through the parcel. The Connecticut state
line forms part of the western boundary of this management area.
Topographic quad maps for East Killingly, CT cover this area.
Killingly Pond Management Area covers a total land area of 366 acres.
The area is primarily in forested cover types (deciduous 113 acres,
evergreen 180 acres), with wetlands covering the balance of the
acreage. The dominant evergreen tree in the area is Eastern Hemlock
which forms dense closed canopy forest and a specialized forest type
rather uncommon in Rhode Island. The dense canopy of Eastern Hemlock
trees provides an excellent winter habitat for white-tailed deer which
inhabit the area. Killingly Pond, which lies partly in Connecticut and
Rhode Island, is found in the southwest corner of the parcel.
Typical game mammals found within Killingly include cottontail
rabbits, snowshoe hare, white-tailed deer and furbearers such as fox,
coyote, mink, and muskrat. Game birds found at Killingly include wild
turkey, ruffed grouse, and woodcock. Numerous non-game wildlife,
including songbirds, hawks, owls, amphibians, reptiles and insects
inhabit the management area, providing ample opportunity for
observation of these species.