In 1991, the North Carolina Chapter of the Nature Conservancy purchased
284 acres from the Dassow Property Corporation based in
Prior to European settlement, it is believed that the area housing the bog was frequently exposed to fire. This frequent burning would help account for the natural occurrence of long leaf pine that exists on the site. With this in mind, The Nature Conservancy has teamed up with local partners such as the North Carolina Zoo, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and N.C. Division of Forest Resources to help recreate the intermittent fires that previously presided over the local landscape. In addition to reintroducing fire these groups are collaborating to replant previously harvested long leaf pines, while also attempting to control invasive species.
Due to the sensitivity of this area to human disturbance public access is not available. However, The Nature Conservancy does offer a field trip program that provides guided tours of these sites. If youíre interested in learning more about when these field trips are available you can reach them at (919) 403-8558.