16 Key East Coast Habitats We Must Preserve to Protect Wildlife, Ourselves

florida panther photoMonica R/CC BY 2.0

After completing his TrekEast journey—7600 miles under human power from Florida to Canada—John Davis has identified 16 key habitats on the East Coast that we need to preserve, "if we are to sustain a healthy future habitat for wildlife and clean air and water for our children."

The map below from Wildlands Network outlines them (more details on each at the link to left):

16 east coast critical wildlife habitats photo© Wildlands Network

  1. Caloosahatchee Crossing; Florida
  2. Conecuh to Elgin Longleaf Complex; Florida and Alabama
  3. Ocmulgee and Altamaha Rivers; Georgia
  4. ACE Basin to Francis Marion National Forest; South Carolina
  5. Green Swamp and Cape Fear Arch; North and South Carolina
  6. Linville Gorge to Roan Mountain; North Carolina and Tennessee
  7. Pine Mountain; Kentucky
  8. Arc of Appalachia; Ohio
  9. West Virginia Highlands
  10. Pine Creek Watershed; Ridge and Valley Province Pennsylvania
  11. Shawangunk to Catskills Greenway; New York
  12. South Lake Champlain Valley and Vermont Valley; New York and Vermont
  13. North Green Mountains/Suttons link; Vermont and Quebec
  14. Northeast Kingdom to Moosehead; Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
  15. Three Borders; Maine, Quebec, New Brunswick
  16. Gaspesie Park to Forillon Park; Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec

More info: Wildlands Network

Tags: Conservation | United States


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