Located in Raymond, this 1,072-acre property consists of mixed forest land and significant wetland habitat, representing one of the largest pieces of open-space in this region of southern Maine. The varied landscape includes ridges and hardwood slopes with scenic views of the surrounding landscape. There are a few stands of black birch, an uncommon tree species in Maine, and mature, white pine trees up to three feet in diameter.
Morgan Meadow itself is an extensive wetland area with significant potential for improved waterfowl habitat. The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has considered restoring the dam on Morgan Meadow to improve the productivity of the wetland for a number of waterfowl species, including black ducks, wood ducks, mallards, non-game water-dependent birds, and mammals. Moose Meadow is another small wetland area at the northern end of the property.
Duck hunting and deer hunting are popular activities on this land providing the Department with an unusual opportunity for management of the wildlife resources as well as fostering public use of this recreational property located within the Sebago Lake watershed and within 20 miles of Portland.
Morgan Meadow, Raymond, Maine, 1989 — A landowner sought to sell the property for public use or private development. Working with a team of consultants, Monro developed maps depicting the parcel’s public interests. In 1989 the nomination to Land for Maine’s Future was successful; the land is now managed by the state.