MassWildlife Lands Viewer

The Viewer helps you find and learn about Wildlife Management Areas, Wildlife Conservation Easements, and other open space in Massachusetts. MassWildlife's WMAs and WCEs are all open to fishing, hunting, hiking, bird watching, and more!

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Use the MassWildlife Lands Viewer to explore Wildlife Management Areas, Wildlife Conservation Easements and other open space. To start exploring:

  1. Use the drop-down menu in the upper left to search by town or property name.
  2. Zoom to a region on the map if you’d like to explore different areas of the state.
  3. WMAs and WCEs are represented by dark green and light green shapes on the map.
  4. You can learn more about the area once you’ve zoomed in. Click on the “P” to get parking information and directions. You can find fact sheets for most WMAs by clicking on the green WMA shapes.
  5. You can get more information about the property by switching the basemap. The satellite basemap shows details about the kind of habitat on a particular property. The topographic basemaps give more detail about elevation changes and some information about structures and roads. You can check and un-check layers to get a better look at features covered by the green shapes.
  6. Click on the Print button or use the Share button to generate a link to the map you’ve created.

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Wildlife Lands are public areas that are protected to:

  • provide habitat for wildlife 
  • give people a place to explore wild Massachusetts

These lands are free and open to the public for walking, hiking, hunting, fishing, trapping, and wildlife viewing. Any trails through the properties are unmarked and parking lots are usually not paved. These properties are jointly owned by MassWildlife and the Department of Fish and Game.

These maps are meant for recreational use and show approximate, not legal, property boundaries.

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