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Conservation Corner: Choosing Lands to Protect

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A considerable number of areas in the southern Appalachian Mountains rank at the very top nationally for their conservation value, and many of these fall within Western North Carolina’s Nantahala and Pisgah national forests. To determine the amount of protection afforded to these lands, ecologists use four factors to assess conservation importance.
The Laurel of Asheville (NoCar F 264 .A8 L28), Vol. 13 Issue 12, December 2016, p66-67, por