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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Regional Inventory for Critical Natural Areas, Wetland Ecosystems, and Endangered Species Habitats of the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Region. Phase 3 Report.|
|Author||Smith, I. K. ; LeGrand, H. E. ; Hall, S. P. ; Murrell, Z. E. ; Nordman., C. W. ;|
|CORP Author||North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh. Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Study.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Estuary Program.|
|Additional Subjects||Ecosystems ; Natural resources management ; Environmental protection ; Coastal regions ; Site surveys ; Regional analysis ; Pollution sources ; North Carolina ; Estuaries ; Virginia ; Albemarle Sound ; Pamlico Sound ; Forests ; Water quality ; Land management ; Surface waters ; Endangered species ; Inventories ; Habitats ; Plants(Botany) ; Land use ; Animals ; Wetlands ;|
The rapid development of North Carolina's Coastal, Tidewater, and Piedmont regions has caused an urgent need to protect significant natural resources in this part of the state. However, before protection of natural resources and natural areas can be accomplished, it is important to have background information about these resources, such as locations of endangered and rare species and delineation and description of significant natural areas. The North Carolina Nature Preserves Act delegates responsibilities to the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program for maintaining the statewide inventory of important natural areas and rare species habitats. This report describes the natural communities, aquatic habitats, endangered and rare species, and geomorphology of the 17-county A/P III study area. It also provides site descriptions and maps of each of the 130 significant natural areas in this region.