America's Natural Places: East and Northeast by Donelle Nicole Dreese

By Donelle Nicole Dreese

America's typical locations: East and Northeast examines over 50 of the main superb and demanding parts of this area, with each one access describing the significance of the realm, the natural world that it helps, threats to the survival of the area, and what's being performed to guard it. prepared by means of nation in the quantity, this paintings informs readers in regards to the good selection of normal components around the east and northeast and identifies areas that could be close to them that exhibit the significance of holding such areas.

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In an essay titled “An Entrance to the Woods,” Wendell Berry wrote of the Red River Gorge: “There are haunted places, or at least it is easy to feel haunted in them, alone at nightfall. ” Berry, who is well known for being a Kentucky farmer, author, and conservationist, has written many works that express his commitment to agrarian values that also speak out against environmental destruction. His writings have helped to bring environmental awareness to the state of Kentucky while also encouraging a philosophy of stewardship and neighborliness, not simply as a form of activism but as a way of life.

Kentucky’s Last Great Places. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2002. Nature Conservancy. html. GREEN RIVER BIORESERVE L ocated in south-central Kentucky, the Green River meanders through the interior plateau of Kentucky and through Mammoth Cave National Park before spilling into the Ohio River system. Lined with vibrant wildflowers and dense trees that canopy its edges, the Green River is home to the spreading false foxglove, southern maidenhair fern, and Eggert’s sunflower. Twenty-six miles of the Green River has been designated a Kentucky Wild River.

It is essential that the value of marshes be recognized in the United States. These marshy areas are often considered useless and unattractive, thus explaining the loss of the vast majority of wetland areas to development and exploitation in the last century. In addition to keeping water cleaner, marshes absorb water during flooding and gradually release water during dry periods, thus helping to maintain a balanced water supply at all times. The canoe trail and other activities at Prime Hook are aimed toward sharing the incredible biodiversity of Delaware’s wetlands, which is why it is critically important that they are preserved.

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