Beckley Bog

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Beckley Bog
Beckley Bog.JPG
Beckley Bog in 2012
Map showing the location of Beckley Bog
Map showing the location of Beckley Bog
Map of Connecticut
Location Litchfield County, Connecticut
Nearest city Norfolk
Coordinates 41°58′08″N 73°09′44″W / 41.96889°N 73.16222°W / 41.96889; -73.16222Coordinates: 41°58′08″N 73°09′44″W / 41.96889°N 73.16222°W / 41.96889; -73.16222
Area 12 acres (4.9 ha)
Established 1957
Governing body The Nature Conservancy
Designated 1977

Beckley Bog is a sphagnum-heath-black spruce bog located near Norfolk in Litchfield County, Connecticut. It is the southernmost sphagnum bog in New England.[1] The peat moss is over 51 feet deep. It was declared a National Natural Landmark in May 1977.[1]

It was purchased by The Nature Conservancy and the Conservation and Research Foundation in 1957.[2] It was the first purchase by the Conservancy in Connecticut [3] and is now part of the Northwest Highlands group of preserves.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NPS National Natural Landmark summary". National Park Service. February 5, 2004. Archived from the original on 15 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Acquisition of Natural Areas". The Conservation and Research Foundation. Retrieved 2009-01-10. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Northwest Highlands". The Nature Conservancy. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 

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