Crystal Lake Area Properties (Site #3, 44, 46, 47, and 53) are located to the north, west, and south of the lake. Some of the properties abut the lake providing important buffering functions to the lake. The properties are contiguous with one another and would provide a wildlife corridor extending from Crystal Lake to Great Cohas Swamp. With a variety of wetland and upland habitats, preservation of these areas would protect many of the functions and values impacted in other wetlands due to highway construction. The approximately 120 acres (all parcels combined) are more suitable as preservation properties than wetland creation. Preservation of these remaining Crystal Lake parcels is a top priority of the Crystal Lake Preservation Association and has been endorsed by the Manchester Board of Aldermen.