Cherry Valley

Hugging the northern slope of Kittatinny Ridge, Cherry Creek meanders through a wide valley of woodlands and pastures before emptying into the Delaware River.  The 30,000-acre valley harbors nationally significant ecosystems and many tracked plants and animals, including federally-listed threatened or endangered species. Unique habitats of the valley include calcareous fens, pitch pine-scrub oak barrens, kettlehole bogs and caves. Over the past several decades, work led by The Nature Conservancy and several partner organizations has protected Cherry Valley’s water quality and critical natural resources.  In late 2008, the region was designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as Pennsylvania’s newest National Wildlife Refuge.

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