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

By Donelle Nicole Dreese

America's usual locations: East and Northeast examines over 50 of the main dazzling and demanding parts of this sector, with every one access describing the significance of the world, the natural world that it helps, threats to the survival of the area, and what's being performed to guard it. equipped by means of nation in the quantity, this paintings informs readers in regards to the large choice of normal parts around the east and northeast and identifies areas that could be close to them that reveal the significance of protecting such areas.

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The fires that maintained this vast area in Kentucky occurred naturally and were started by Native American who lived in the region. Large herbivores such as elk and bison also helped to maintain this prairie landscape. Another protected area in the region is Baumberger Barrens Preserve in Grayson County. Donated as a gift to the Nature Conservancy from Mary Alice Baumberger in 1992, this preserve provides an example of a unique dry limestone community amid a scenic blend of woodland and grassland.

Deeper channels are still in the process of being formed today. Another place to visit along the Green River watershed is Hundred Springs, a scenic location where water gushes from the ground and 100-foot waterfalls cascade into the Green River. There is also Hundred Acre Pond, where a sinkhole that has no drainage outlet created a rich wetland area. Further Reading Barnes, Thomas G. Kentucky’s Last Great Places. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2002. Native Fish Conservancy. ” http://www.

Participants can learn about raising and managing livestock; organic farming; the importance of clean soil, water, and air for human health and survival; wildlife; and the surrounding areas that include old-growth forest and the Burrows Run stream. The farm complex dates back to the 19th century with a barn that dates back as far as the 1700s. Visitors can learn a great deal about farm life among the acres of corn, soybean, and hay and a lot about the natural environment at Burrows Run Preserve.

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