Thinking Big: A Conservation Vision for the Southeastern Coastal Plain of North America

  title={Thinking Big: A Conservation Vision for the Southeastern Coastal Plain of North America},
  author={Paul A. Keddy},
  • P. Keddy
  • Published 16 July 2009
  • Environmental Science
Abstract Maps of wild or roadless areas in North America show that most lie west of the Mississippi River. The Everglades is one exception. Yet there are others. Using existing data, I draw attention to four large areas in the southeast that are worthy of national as well as regional attention. These four (Eglin: 187,000+ ha; Apalachicola: 228,000+ ha; Okefenokee-Oceola: 289,000+ ha; De Soto: 200,000+ ha) have nearby lands that offer the potential to expand the total protected territory for… 

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