By Kelly Enright

From Rocky Mountain nationwide Park in Colorado to the Tallgrass Prairie nationwide shield in Kansas, this quantity offers a photo of the main astounding and critical average areas within the nice Plains and Rocky Mountains.

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

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Of primary concern is protection of the forest areas because of the significant role they play in the air and water quality of the region. The forests also provide recreation areas for the local residents as well as sanctuary for enjoyment of the corridor’s wooded natural beauty. With the vast majority of Delaware’s original forest lands gone, preservation of those that still remain is of critical importance. Delaware 15 Still it would be a mistake to overlook the corridor’s streams—Blackbird Creek and Cypress Branch—and the tidal wetlands, ponds, and bird habitats that support the migratory avian populations that pass through the corridor.

To protect the stream, the Delaware Nature Society is committed to the preserve’s educational value and working with the nearby community. In creating a local stewardship program, the society educates streamside landowners of the connection between stream health, water quality, wildlife, and vegetation to help protect Burrows Run’s watershed ecosystem. Many landowners have donated property to the Nature Society or have agreed not to develop lands within the watershed, helping to protect the stream corridor lands.

Many of the state’s rivers and estuarine water sources are contaminated by bacteria as well as residential and urban pollution. The Delaware Wetlands Conservation Strategy is a collaborative effort that monitors wetlands in the state and helps to restore these areas for the enhancement of wildlife habitats and ecological benefits associated with wetlands, including the filtration and purification of water sources, the reduction of flooding, and the promotion of wetland education and biodiversity in the state.

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