The sites in Manchester provide wetland and habitat protection on lands adjacent to Crystal Lake. The City, both through a local lake association and through city officials, has voiced strong support for preservation of undeveloped properties in the area of Crystal Lake. Preservation of such properties would benefit the Lake in terms of water quality and provide some open space for wildlife utilizing the Cohas Brook area as a wildlife corridor. Under the Selected Alternative, the total amount of wetland impacts (including sound walls) in Manchester is approximately 5 acres. Total mitigation provided by the sites in Manchester would amount to about 120 acres of preservation. The proposed mitigation sites are described below.