Continental Divide Tract Helps Link State Forest to Vast Conservation Corridor

On Tuesday, February 12, Conserving Carolina transferred 402 acres of land to the North Carolina Forest Service to expand Dupont State Recreational Forest (DSRF). This tract helps to conserve key headwater streams along the Eastern Continental Divide.

The Continental Divide Tract located south of DuPont Forest helps link the state forest to the Eastern Continental Divide, which separates the waters that flow east toward the Atlantic from those that flow west toward the Gulf of Mexico. It also helps link DuPont to over 100,000 acres of existing conserved lands along the North Carolina-South Carolina state line. These public lands include Jones Gap Sate Park, Caesar’s Head State Park, Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, Headwaters Sate Forest, Greenville Watershed, Jocassee Gorges, and Gorges State Park – and, further west, Sumter and Nantahala National Forests. The Continental Divide property also borders thousands of acres of private conservation land including two summer camps.

For more detailed information and land purchase plans for the future, visit our friends over at Conserving Carolina.