Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

achel Carson National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 in cooperation with the State of Maine to protect valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds. Located along 50 miles of coastline in York and Cumberland counties, the refuge consists of eleven divisions between Kittery and Cape Elizabeth. The proximity of the refuge to the coast and its location between the eastern deciduous forest and the boreal forest creates a composition of plants and animals not found elsewhere in Maine. Major habitat types present on the refuge include forested upland, barrier beach/dune, coastal meadows, tidal salt marsh, and the distinctive rocky coast.

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American witchhazel
Hamamelis virginiana
Chokecherry
Prunus virginiana
Common snowberry
Symphoricarpos albus
Eastern serviceberry
Amelanchier canadensis
Highbush blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum
Kinnikinnick
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Nannyberry
Viburnum lentago
Paper birch
Betula papyrifera
Red columbine
Aquilegia canadensis
Red maple
Acer rubrum

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