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Interactive map reveals the parts of NYC that are still wild

Will Gleason

Most of New York can be described as an urban jungle, but there are parts that are closer to feeling like an actual one. A new map makes it easier to find those places.

The Natural Areas Conservancy, a team of scientists and environmental experts that describes itself as “a champion of NYC’s 20,000 acres of forest and wetlands for the benefit and enjoyment of all,” have published an interactive map that makes it easier to explore NYC’s ecological diversity.

The map reveals the best places to find wetlands, forests and grasslands across the five boroughs. In what may come as surprise, the city contains a whopping 10,000 acres of natural acres (12 times the size of Central Park.)

You can check out the full map here to start planning your wilderness staycation.


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