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North Carolina was the first state in the country to recognize the importance of and to designate salt marshes and estuaries as nursery grounds where numerous species of fish and crustaceans mature. Today the state's plan for protecting these fragile ecosystems serves as a model for other coastal states.
As part of a baseline project to document the lichen biodiversity of the North Carolina Piedmont, the lichen biota of Mason Farm Biological Reserve at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was inventoried in 2007. Descriptions of the lichen communities within the reserve are presented.