Upper Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area


About this Priority Conservation Area

The Upper Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area is located near Canton, St. Lawrence County in NYS. This large developed wetland complex is found between the Grass River and the Oswegatchie River and consists of open waters, wet meadows, emergent marsh, shrub swamp and wooded wetlands. This region provides important habitat for marshbirds and waterfowl (i.e., the Common Loon). The large open water lake is controlled by a watercontrol structure at the western end of the WMA, contributing to it being a viable nesting area. The Indian Creek Nature Center is found on the north-western boundary, which contains ~320 acres of woods and wetland within the WMA. For more information on this WMA, please visit our partners at NYSDEC

Known Invasive Species Established in PCA

  • Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)
  • Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
  • Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
  • Honeysuckle spp. (Lonicera spp.)
  • Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)
  • Eurpean Frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae)
  • Pale swallow-wort (Cynanchum rossicum) 
  • Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica)
  • Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)
  • Chinese Mystery Snail (Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata)
  • Common Reed (Phragmites australis ssp. australis)

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