Chestnut Creek Wetlands Natural Area Preserve

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Chestnut Creek Wetlands Natural Area Preserve
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Chestnut Creek Wetlands Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Chestnut Creek Wetlands Natural Area Preserve
Location Floyd County, Virginia
Nearest city Willis, Virginia
Coordinates 36°50′34″N 80°26′54″W / 36.8427°N 80.4483°W / 36.8427; -80.4483Coordinates: 36°50′34″N 80°26′54″W / 36.8427°N 80.4483°W / 36.8427; -80.4483[1]
Area 244 acres (99 ha)
Governing body Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/chestnutcreek.shtml

Chestnut Creek Wetlands Natural Area Preserve is a 244-acre (99 ha) Natural Area Preserve located in Floyd County, Virginia. Local wetlands support a number of rare species, while the upland slopes support northern hardwoods including beech, birch, and maple. The area has a long farming and grazing history, but the wetlands have survived, dominated by sedges and grasses with few trees and shrubs. The property was acquired using a voter-approved state government bond and a recovery grant from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.[2]

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