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America's natural places by Kelly Enright

By Kelly Enright

From Rocky Mountain nationwide Park in Colorado to the Tallgrass Prairie nationwide safeguard in Kansas, this quantity presents a picture of the main unbelievable and demanding average locations within the nice Plains and Rocky Mountains.

• Illustrations depict 50 of the main precious landscapes within the Rocky Mountains and nice Plains

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They are also encouraging trees and shrub buffers around the grasslands whenever possible and are helping to promote best management practices (BMPs) during timber harvesting. BMPs are designed to make the least amount of disturbance to an area during forestry activities in order to maintain a proper balance between water and land quality by controlling the movement of sediment, nutrients, and pollution. While Eastview State Nature Preserve is the largest protected barrens in the area, the preserve is supported by a much larger ecosystem that covers roughly one million acres in Kentucky.

Further Reading Friends of Griffith Woods. org/. Griffith Woods. html. Jones, Ronald L. Plant Life of Kentucky: An Illustrated Guide to the Vascular Flora. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2005. , and Roger W. Barbour. Bluegrass Land & Life: Land Character, Plants, and Animals of the Inner Bluegrass Region of Kentucky: Past, Present, and Future. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1991. 32 America’s Natural Places: North and Northeast NATURAL BRIDGE STATE PARK NATURE PRESERVE S ituated in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Powell County, Kentucky, the sandstone Natural Bridge is considered a natural wonder.

The preservation of Eastview Barrens is dependent upon the preservation of this entire ecosystem that is under threat and critical to Kentucky’s history and ecological health. , James S. Fralish, and Jerry M. Baskin, eds. Savannas, Barrens, and Rock Outcrop Plant Communities of North America. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Barnes, Thomas G. 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.

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