Located in the heart of the Pocono Plateau, the Maple Tract Preserve is a remnant of the long-ago glacial period that shaped most of this region. The glacial wetlands of the area are the natural pumps that feed local creeks and streams and provide critical habitat to a host of plants and wildlife. Not easily accessible, the preserve offers 680 acres of forest and oak brush thickets, marsh and laurel hells. A host of wildlife abounds here including bear, grouse, snowshoe hare and beaver. Through a special partnership with The Nature Conservancy, Wildlands has begun forest and conservation trail planning to establish safe access.