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Conserving the Nature of America

Thunderstruck, West Virginia.
Credit: Kent Mason/courtesy of The Nature Conservancy

Flying squirrel fund helps protect rugged West Virginia national forest land

Over 400 acres of red spruce and hardwoods will be preserved as part of the Monongahela National Forest, as part of the Thunderstruck Project, a decade-long effort led by The Nature Conservancy to protect nearly 2,000 acres of former commercial timber company land in West Virginia. The West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel Fund, administered by the Service, contributed to the purchase of the property.

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Published on: Monday, November 19,2012

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