Elm Brook WMA

Elm Brook WMA

East Fairfield, Vermont 05448

Elm Brook Wildlife Management Area guide and map

Birds of Interest

Upland game birds present on the WMA are ruffed grouse, American woodcock (especially in the alder swamp), and wild turkey. Woodpeckers, owls, and forest-dwelling hawks live in the WMA. Songbirds that occur in forests and old fields may be found, such as thrushes, vireos, and many species of warblers.

About this Location

Elm Brook Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located in northwest Vermont in the town of Fairfield. Lapland Road crosses through it between Stratton and Morey Roads. It is 208 acres in size. The WMA is owned by the State of Vermont and managed by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.

The WMA is located on gently sloping land southeast of a row of small hills. Elevations vary from 600 to 900 feet. Elm Brook runs through the southeastern edge of the property. It is 80% forested with a mix of red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, hemlock, and white pine. The remainder is active agricultural land, brushy fields, and scattered apple trees. There is a beaver-created wetland as well, including an alder swamp. There are some vernal pools in the forest, which are important breeding habitats for amphibians. There is also a deer wintering area in the northeast corner of the WMA.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Elm Brook Wildlife Management Area guide and map

Last updated December 3, 2023