Nature & Science
Moores Creek National Battlefield would like to keep you updated on what is going on in the park. Currently we are working on an Environmental Assessment for our 2012 Fire Management plan. This plan is now ready for public review and comment. Comments can be submitted online at the linked web address. Comments will be accepted through July 30, 2012.
A Changing Landscape
When entering our park, visitors may notice that some of the grounds appear grown up or unmaintained. Why is this so? We have a hard-working Maintenance staff who work above and beyond the call of duty to maintain our park for the enjoyment of the visitor. As for those areas that appear to be unmaintained, a closer look reveals a plan in action.
To provide the most unique experience for our visitors, we are in the process of changing parts of our landscape to bring the visitor back into time. The area closest to the entrance is being allowed to grow for two reasons: (1) We are trying to promote the growth of the Longleaf Pine tree, which use to cover vast expanses of the Southeastern part of the United States. (2) We are trying to give more definition to the colonial-era Negro Head Point Road, which cuts through our park and was the major thoroughfare for travelers heading west into the state away fom the coast.
In order to get to the point where we want to be, which will take many years, the landscape will go through many stages of change. The expectations of the management at Moores Creek National Battlefield are that the end product brings about a change to the landscape that will impact visitor experience in a positive and informative way. Any questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to any staff member, as we are all on board this project here at Moores Creek National Battlefield. Please enjoy your visit.
Did You Know?
America’s National Guard is the descendant of America’s 18th century colonial militia units. Patriot militia at the battle of Moores Creek Bridge in 1776 won the first southern victory of the American Revolution.