Chestnut Ridge Natural Area Preserve

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Chestnut Ridge Natural Area Preserve
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Chestnut Ridge Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Chestnut Ridge Natural Area Preserve
Location Giles County, Virginia
Nearest city Appomattox, Virginia
Coordinates 37°24′40″N 78°37′14″W / 37.4112°N 78.6206°W / 37.4112; -78.6206[1]Coordinates: 37°24′40″N 78°37′14″W / 37.4112°N 78.6206°W / 37.4112; -78.6206[1]
Area 233 acres (94 ha)
Owner Private

Chestnut Ridge Natural Area Preserve is a Natural Area Preserve located in Giles County, Virginia. A 233-acre (94 ha) tract of old-growth forest, it is dominated by northern red oak and chestnut oak. The extent of unbroken forest on the property is unusual for southwestern Virginia; many of the trees, including cucumber magnolia and American basswood, are between three and four hundred years old.[2]

Chestnut Ridge Natural Area Preserve is privately owned, although it is monitored by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Prior arrangements with the 500-Year Forest Foundation is required prior to any visitation.[2]

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  1. ^ "Chestnut Ridge Natural Area". ProtectedPlanet. United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Chestnut Ridge Natural Area Preserve". Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 

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