DuPont State Recreational Forest Expands

There’s now another 717 acres in DuPont State Recreational Forest, with clear trout streams, rare wildflowers and important wildlife habitat. This land connects DuPont to a vast conservation corridor. Get a birds eye view!

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New Life in the Cemetery

An ambitious restoration at this conservation burial ground includes bringing back a wetland that may have been buried for a century. New life started appearing right away.

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Discovery at Transfiguration Preserve 

Transfiguration Preserve in Bat Cave is a beautiful, wild place where scientists recently discovered a new salamander. It’s a place where fourth graders learn math and science outdoors. It’s a place where people find healing through forest bathing. And it’s a place where a hiking trail may connect to Chimney Rock State Park. 

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Discovering a New Salamander

Biologist Dr. J.J. Apodaca helped identify the rare Hickory Nut Gorge salamander. He’s working with Conserving Carolina to protect its habitat.

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