Elon designates land for nature preserve

Posted October 25, 2010

— The Elon University Board of Trustees voted Friday to designate the largest remaining intact forest in the Town of Elon as a nature preserve.

The 56-acre plot north of University Drive will be known as Elon University Forest and will serve as a teaching laboratory for students of biology, chemistry, ecology and other disciplines.

The property will not be open to the public. It will be managed by an advisory committee to be appointed by Elon University President Leo M. Lambert.


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  • 27615 Nov 2, 2010

    haha I love how they try and make it look like they are doing something nice for the community when really that's their only option

  • rickbragg Oct 27, 2010

    I live 1/2 mile from this "reserve". What a joke, 50 years ago this tract was a worn out, red mud corn field. Now it's just a stand of stunted pine and poison ivy. Nothing else.

    Elon won't build on it cause they can't get across a limited access highway that seperates it from the school. And that's the only reason for this "preserve".

    It will take 100 years of hard work to return any kind of "nature" there. And you can bet that the school won't spend a dime on that.

  • lizard Oct 26, 2010

    Where is it? I want to go squirrel hunting.