Cumberland Plateau

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the southwestern part of the Appalachians

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Today Hudson is the chief ranger at Obed Wild and Scenic River, a series of deep gorges cut into the Cumberland Plateau. At the bottom, framed by sheer sandstone bluffs that attract serious rock climbers, lies what some paddlers describe as the finest white water in the East.
An ecological study of the Cumberland Plateau Salamander, Plethodon kentucki, Mittleman, in West Virginia.
"The cosmological divisions of the universe were mapped onto the physical landscape using the relief of the Cumberland Plateau as a topographic canvas," said Simek.
Searching the internet for a place with just the right climate and surroundings that would fit their retirement income, they found it at the end of a tree-lined country lane on the Cumberland Plateau just outside of Jamestown, Tenn.
Flowing from east to west, the Cumberland River emerges in eastern Kentucky on the Cumberland Plateau with a wild stretch of rapids, shoals and the 63-foot Cumberland Falls, carves its way from southeastern Kentucky into northern Tennessee and ultimately moves back into Kentucky's western waterway region before emptying into the Ohio River to the west of Smithland, Ky.
* Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee: "Mountaintop removal and other destructive coal mining practices threaten an ecosystem that is world-renowned for its rich biological diversity and rare species."
Situated along the Ohio River, in extreme northeastern Kentucky, Greenup County encompasses the hills and hollows of the rugged Cumberland Plateau. Paul Kegley and his family live in the southern end of the county on the same land where his parents once resided.
Laurel dace are found in seven streams within the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee.
He and his wife Gayle McKeen, a political scientist at the university of the South, built a lovely home in the woods in Clifftops on the Cumberland Plateau where they lived with their beloved dog, Fitzhugh, when they were not traveling the world.
The range of eastern hemlock extends from southern Quebec and Ontario southward to Georgia and along the Cumberland Plateau to Alabama.
In the region's Cumberland Plateau, 175 species of tree cover the area, including oak, hickory, black gum, red maple and other hardwoods.
Martin (history, Middle Tennessee State U.) describes the history of tourism in the American Mountain South (comprised of Southern Appalachia, the Cumberland Plateau, the Ouachita Mountains, and the Ozark Mountains), chronologically analyzing economic, cultural, and environmental impacts from 1865 through the dawn of the 21st century.
"If there were an international tribunal that prosecuted crimes against the planet, like the one in The Hague that deals with crimes against humanity, what is happening on the Cumberland Plateau in eastern Tennessee would undoubtedly be indictable....
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