HABITAT ZONES

Eight major habitat and management zones have been identified at the Lynn Farm. These habitat zones, described in greater detail in the pages that follow, are differentiated based on vegetation present, upland versus lowland conditions, degree of shade, and past and current land uses, among other factors. While most zones experienced disturbance from the 2013-2015 logging, the tidal shrubland and tidal marsh appear to have been relatively undisturbed.
The approximately 35-foot wide power line corridor that runs east-west across the northern portion of the Lynn Farm spans multiple habitat types, from gently sloping upland fields to shrubby wooded ravines. Routine cutting of woody growth in ravine areas means the corridor is subject to regular disturbance and greater risk for weed invasion. Keeping this corridor open also results in increased light and wind levels into adjacent wooded areas.