Natural resources and the systems that link them – geology, hydrology and habitats – are important to the historic and cultural landscapes that we value and wish to preserve. The natural and built environments are inextricably linked. Preserving key natural landscapes enhances historic settings and protects the natural systems that are shared throughout the Valley and are vital to the region’s health.
(Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission, Goody, Clancy & Associates, Carol R. Johnson Associates. Natural Resources Inventory and Assessment. Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission, Woonsocket, RI, 1997.)
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