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Squire Tract, Black River Cypress Swamp Acquisition

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2017 Success

Grantee:  The Nature Conservancy of North Carolina

Result: 410 acres protected

A 150-acre old-growth cypress swamp along North Carolina’s Black River is now protected thanks to The Nature Conservancy of North Carolina. The entire acquisition, called the Squire Tract, permanently protects 410 acres for conservation and recreation. Some of the cypress trees along the Black River are more than 1700 years old. With the addition of the Squire Tract, the Black River Preserve is now more than 3,200 acres.