Elon designates land for nature preserve

Posted October 25, 2010 5:24 p.m. EDT

— 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.