Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
Darey Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area
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Brielman Marsh is managed as part of the Darey Housatonic Valley Wildlife
Management Area and is located adjacent to Utility Drive, north of the Pittsfield Water Division Plant.
About Darey Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area
This relatively narrow, elongated property is comprised of several parcels of flat, floodplain habitat. Most portions of the area border or contain various segments of the Housatonic River, and elevation varies no more than approximately 50 feet. The area supports seasonally flooded wooded swamps, shrub swamps, deep open marshes, and shallow open marshes. There are also a number of abandoned fields, which are being invaded to various degrees by woody shrubs. The Housatonic River flows through the area from north to south. There are a number of oxbow ponds and backwaters, including Woods Pond at the southern end of the area. There are also segments of several tributary streams, including Yokun Brook. October Mountain State Forest borders the WMA on the eastern side.
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