Blackwater Ecological Preserve

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Blackwater Ecological Preserve
Map showing the location of Blackwater Ecological Preserve
Map showing the location of Blackwater Ecological Preserve
Location within Virginia
Location Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Coordinates 36°48′53″N 76°51′8″W / 36.81472°N 76.85222°W / 36.81472; -76.85222Coordinates: 36°48′53″N 76°51′8″W / 36.81472°N 76.85222°W / 36.81472; -76.85222
Area 318 acres (129 ha)
Owner Old Dominion University

The Blackwater Ecological Preserve is a 318-acre (129 ha) Natural Area Preserve located in the area of Zuni, Virginia and owned by Old Dominion University. It is home to flatwoods of longleaf pine and turkey oak and savannas of longleaf pine, two of the rarest plant communities in Virginia. The longleaf pine savanna is the northernmost natural occurrence of such a plant community in the United States.[1]

The preserve is open to public visitation only through prior arrangement with Old Dominion University.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Blackwater Ecological Natural Area Preserve". Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved December 13, 2016. 

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