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Acquisition Said Necessary to Save Maritime Forest Ecosystem

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A study for the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission in1988 showed less than 12,000 acres of maritime forest remaining in North Carolina and found most of it in private ownership. The study predicted that at the current rate of development on barrier islands, most of the privately owned maritime forests would be destroyed or significantly altered in the next decade. Recommendations include developing local ordinances to protect the forests or acquire tracts of the forest.