Pauchaug Brook Wildlife Management Area lies along the east bank of the Connecticut River and consists of open farm fields with edges of hardwoods. There is a boat launch for river access. Early farmers took advantage of the rich soils and relatively flat ground to convert what was a level floodplain forest to quality agricultural lands. Today crops are still planted on the majority of the WMA through cooperative agreements with local farmers. Fields are interspersed with uncut grassy strips; riparian forest remnants consisting of Silver Maple and Basswood surround the agricultural areas.