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National Parks: Core Reserves of the Eastern Wildway

National Parks Traveler explores how our ambitious vision for a reconnected, restored and rewilded Eastern Wildway builds upon large protected areas like national parks to create wildlife corridors for the benefit of both wildlife and people.

If fully connected, the Eastern Wildway would link nearly half of land and water in eastern North America, encompassing habitats of black bear, bobcat, timber rattlesnakes, and box turtles in the southern Appalachians, eastern diamondback rattlesnakes, red wolves, Florida panthers, and gopher tortoises in the Southeastern coastal plain, as well as moose, lynx, fishers, martens, and eastern wolves in the northern Appalachians.

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