THE Rome Sand Plains

Verschoor, Karin
August 2006
New York State Conservationist;Aug2006, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p22
This article provides information on the Rome Sand Plains located in the west of Rome, New York. Rome Sand Plains is an odd and wonderful place that is anything but flat and with no rocks to be found. It has an ecosystem mosaic of pine barren dunes, large wetlands with unusual vegetation and mixed forests of oaks and maples with their vivid fall colors.


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