From Arc Newsletter, 2021. Kamama Prairie was the second preserve in the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System and remains its crown jewel of biodiversity – sheltering 24 rare and endangered plant species in all. One out of every three state-listed species in the entire 7300-acre Arc Preserve System lies in this lone, relatively small preserve. Kamama also boasts 68 extraordinary plant species previously state-listed.Read More.
From Arc Newsletter, 2004. What is it about a prairie that seems to seep into one’s soul? If any ecosystem symbolizes the American spirit, the prairie is it — not the great forests that had a counterpart in Europe, but the great grasslands which did not. When the European settlers left the shadows of the expansive Eastern forest and emerged on the edge of the prairies — they were looking into a strange and sun-drenched world. Read More.
From Arc Newsletter, 2010. In 2009 we succeeded in our third acquisition in the Kamama Preserve region by purchasing a contiguous six acre tract that would have otherwise become developed as a house site. This small property has classic prairie features, and claims a phenomenal number of six state-listed plant species, quite a few for a property of such a small size. Read More.