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Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge
AROOSTOOK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
AROOSTOOK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
97 Refuge Road
Limestone, Maine   04750

Phone: 207-328-4634
Aroostook NWR is located on part of the former Loring Air Force Base, in Limestone, Maine. It was established in 1998, when 4,700 acres were transferred from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge also administers some 2,400 acres of wetland conservation easements throughout Aroostook County. In a portion of Maine where the landscape is dominated by agricultural crops such as potatoes and broccoli, Aroostook NWR protects valuable wildlife habitat. The variety of habitat types attracts a diversity of wildlife species.
Nature of the Area
The refuge includes valuable wetland and forested habitat for declining populations of the American woodcock, several important species of waterfowl including the American Black Duck, many species of Neotropical Migratory Birds, and resident wildlife.
History of the Area
Aroostook NWR is located on part of the former Loring Air Force Base, in Limestone, Maine. It was established in 1998, when 4,700 acres were transferred from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


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Heading north on I-95 from Bangor, ME take exit 62 Houlton, ME. Turn left on Route 1 north. In Caribou, take Route 89 West toward Limestone. Turn left onto Loring Commerce Road and proceed for approximately two miles. Ahead will be a set of railroad tracks; cross the tracks, and bear right at the fork. The refuge office and Visitor Contact Station is on the right.

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