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Title: Southern Appalachian Case Study
Author: van Sickle, Charles C.;
Source: Proceedings, Ecological Stewardship Workshop. Chapter 32
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: The Southern Appalachian study covers a region of 37.4 million acres. Its mountains, foothills, and valleys stretch from northern Virginia and northern West Virginia to northern Georgia and Alabama. When Native Americans came to the region, forests dominated the landscape and they still do, covering 70% of the land (Figure 32.1).
Terrain characteristics are significant in shaping the ecology of the Southern Appalachians. The region's location and its mountains produce a wide range of climatic conditions that are largely responsible for the great diversity of plants and animals found there. These ecological characteristics also influenced the cultural history and economic development of the region.
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van Sickle, Charles C. 1999. Southern Appalachian Case Study. Proceedings, Ecological Stewardship Workshop. Chapter 32
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