Ducks Unlimited (DU) and the US Forest Service finished their second cooperative project on the White Mountain National Forest in the fall of 2002. After a one year delay in construction, the US Forests Service completed the restoration of an old stone and masonry dam built in the 1800’s on a 45 acre impoundment, known as Patte Marsh. Located in Oxford County, Maine, the Patte Marsh will be managed for waterfowl, including black ducks, wood ducks and mallards. Grouse, woodcock and deer are plentiful in the surrounding uplands. DU’s contribution helped the Forest Service to purchase and install a new water control structure, giving them management capabilities for greater production of wetland wildlife species.This area will be open to the visiting public providing for a wide array of recreational opportunities. Anyone interested in visiting the project site should contact the Forest Service Office in Bethel, Maine, for more information.