Slocum's River Reserve

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Coordinates: 41°33′07″N 71°00′33″W / 41.5519°N 71.0092°W / 41.5519; -71.0092
Slocum's River Reserve
Open Space Preserve
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Slocum's River Reserve
Location Dartmouth, Massachusetts
 - coordinates 41°33′07″N 71°00′33″W / 41.5519°N 71.0092°W / 41.5519; -71.0092
Biome Coastal estuary and woodlands
Founded 1999
Management The Trustees of Reservations and

Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust

Area 47 acres (19 ha)
Website:
TTOR Slocum's River Reserve
DNRT Slocum's River Reserve

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Slocum's River Reserve is a 47-acre (19 ha) open space preserve co-managed by the land conservation non-profit organizations The Trustees of Reservations and Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust. The property includes 3,000 feet (910 m) of frontage along the bracken tidal Slocum's River in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, 2 miles (3.2 km) of trails, woodland, agricultural fields, and pasture. The reserve is open to the public.

History[edit]

Slocum's River Reserve was formerly known as Island View Farm; it was purchased in 1999 by The Trustees of Reservations and Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust.

Conservation and Recreation[edit]

Trails on the property connect with abutting conservation land owned by the Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife via easements over 60 acres (24 ha) of private farmland conserved via agricultural preservation restriction (APR). The farmland produces corn, alfalfa, and horticultural nursery stock and are used to graze livestock. The property trailhead is located on Horseneck Road in Dartmouth.

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