16 Breathtaking Natural Habitats on the East Coast

 

Written by Mat McDermott

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.”

1. Caloosahatchee Crossing; Florida

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2. Conecuh to Elgin Longleaf Complex; Florida and Alabama

jimmywayne/flickr

3. Ocmulgee and Altamaha Rivers; Georgia

Ocmulgee River: Mark Stronzier/flickr

Altahama River: Coastlander/flickr

4. ACE Basin to Francis Marion National Forest; South Carolina

hdes.copeland/flickr

5. Green Swamp and Cape Fear Arch; North and South Carolina

leep/flickr

6. Linville Gorge to Roan Mountain; North Carolina and Tennessee

Appalachian Encounters/flickr

7. Pine Mountain; Kentucky

JonU235/flickr

8. Arc of Appalachia; Ohio

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9. West Virginia Highlands

ggallice/flickr

10. Pine Creek Watershed; Ridge and Valley Province Pennsylvania

Nicholas_T/flickr

11. Shawangunk to Catskills Greenway; New York

tchamber236/flickr

12. South Lake Champlain Valley and Vermont Valley; New York and Vermont

bgblogging/flickr

13. North Green Mountains/Suttons link; Vermont and Quebec

mpilote/flickr

14. Northeast Kingdom to Moosehead; Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine

gingi0/flickr

15. Three Borders; Maine, Quebec, New Brunswick

Greencolander/flickr

16. Gaspesie Park to Forillon Park; Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec

clodxplorer/flickr

 

79 comments

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you TreeHugger, for Sharing this!

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson3 years ago

wow

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.3 years ago

thanks

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.3 years ago

thanks

Sarah M.
Sarah M.3 years ago

thanks

Mary E.
Mary E.3 years ago

Beautiful, thanks for sharing

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.3 years ago

wow

Carole R.
Carole R.3 years ago

Very pretty. Don't forget the Pocono Mountains in the fall. Gorgeous!

Jane Warren
Jane Warren3 years ago

thnx for this

Ernie Miller
william Miller3 years ago

16 pages this is way too long. anyplace you can get out in nature that is undisturbed by the dirty hand of man is breath taking