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Wickaboxet Management Area
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Location and Access

Wickaboxet Wildlife Management Area is located within the town of West Greenwich, RI. Access to the area is gained from Plain Meeting House Road to a small parking area along Wickaboxet Trail. The gravel roads within the management area are gated to limit access to foot traffic and non-motorized vehicles only. The management area is found on the Coventry, RI topographic quad sheet.

Habitat

Wickaboxet Wildlife Management Area covers a total land area of 678 acres. The land is dominated by forested cover composed of primarily deciduous forest cover (589 acres - 86% of area) and evergreen forest cover (27 acres - 3% of area). Wetlands cover the remainder of the parcel (60 acres) consisting of forested and shrub dominated wetlands.

Wildlife

Typical game mammals found within the Wickaboxet area include cottontail rabbits, grey squirrels, white-tailed deer and furbearers such as fox, coyote, and raccoon. Game birds using the area include ruffed grouse, wild turkey, and woodcock. Forest habitat present also support populations of non-game wildlife, including various songbirds, birds of prey, amphibians, reptiles and insects, with ample opportunity for observation of these species.


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