Musquash Expansion Parcels (Site #61) consist of four large blocks of land in the vicinity of the Musquash Swamp Conservation Area, and are part of a relatively large, unfragmented forest. Of this available land, the NHDOT proposes to acquire three parcels involving approximately 110 acres for land preservation. Overall, the parcels are highly diverse, with stands of mature mixed hardwoods, pine/oak forests, hemlock forests and red maple swamp, as well as emergent marsh habitat. Although the sites border the swamp, they are largely uplands on moderately to excessively well-drained outwash soils. Given the relative intactness, the diversity of landforms and vegetation, and the large size of the undeveloped land associated with the Musquash Swamp, this area is very valuable as wildlife habitat. The additional preservation will add a reserve of approximately 820 acres including already preserved Musquash Conservation area lands.