Deer Lick Nature Sanctuary facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsDeer Lick Nature Sanctuary
|Location||Cattaraugus County, New York|
|Area||398 acres (1.61 km2)|
Deer Lick Nature Sanctuary was created by a donation from Miss Evelyn Alverson to The Nature Conservancy in 1960 with a further donation of Deer Lick Falls by Herbert F. Darling. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in November 1967 for its mature hardwood forest and its gorges which highlight the Onondaga Escarpment.
As of 2005, the preserve covered 450 acres (1.8 km2), 80 acres (0.32 km2) of which contain old-growth forest. The south fork of the Cattaraugus Creek runs alongside part of the preserve. In 2006 the preserve expanded via grants and purchases. There are 11 miles (18 km) of hiking trails open to the public.
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