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Nature’s Biggest Fan Quiz

Take this quiz to see how much you know about nature in West Virginia!

Think you know a lot about our work in West Virginia? Take this quiz to test your knowledge and see if you are nature’s biggest fan!

  1. The Nature Conservancy in West Virginia has been protecting the places you love and need for:

    10 years

    10 years | Incorrect

    25 years

    25 years | Incorrect

    50 years

    50 years | Correct

    100 years

    100 years | Incorrect

  2. Cranesville Swamp Preserve, a wetland that hosts unique plant communities typically found much farther north, represents the Conservancy’s first protection effort in West Virginia. Which other state is the preserve shared with:

    Maryland

    Maryland | Correct

    Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania | Incorrect

    Ohio

    Ohio | Incorrect

    Virginia

    Virginia | Incorrect

  3. The Conservancy works hand-in-hand with public land managers to protect important public recreation areas. These include:

    Monongahela National Forest

    Monongahela National Forest | Incorrect

    New River Gorge

    New River Gorge | Incorrect

    Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge

    Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge | Incorrect

    All of the above

    All of the above | Correct

  4. The forests that the Conservancy protects in West Virginia have been called “the lungs of the East.” Why?

    They’re in the shape of a lung

    They’re in the shape of a lung | Incorrect

    People from the East Coast like to vacation there for the fresh air

    People from the East Coast like to vacation there for the fresh air | Incorrect

    They produce oxygen for the millions of people living on the East Coast

    They produce oxygen for the millions of people living on the East Coast | Correct

    The wind whipping through mountaintops sounds like someone exhaling

    The wind whipping through mountaintops sounds like someone exhaling | Incorrect

  5. Over the last 50 years, how many acres has The Nature Conservancy protected in West Virginia?

    1,200,000 acres

    1,200,000 acres | Incorrect

    120,000 acres

    120,000 acres | Correct

    12,000 acres

    12,000 acres | Incorrect

    120 acres

    120 acres | Incorrect

  6. The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization. Its on-the-ground work covers the following area:

    More than 35 countries

    More than 35 countries | Correct

    All 50 states as well as Canada and Mexico

    All 50 states as well as Canada and Mexico | Incorrect

    All 50 states

    All 50 states | Incorrect

    West Virginia and a few other states in the East

    West Virginia and a few other states in the East | Incorrect

  7. The iconic and beloved Cheat Mountains mark the site of the Conservancy’s largest transaction in its history. In 2000 the organization protected more than 700 acres of land there. How many acres of mineral rights were protected at this time as well?

    57 acres

    57 acres | Incorrect

    573 acres

    573 acres | Incorrect

    5,730 acres

    5,730 acres | Incorrect

    57,300 acres

    57,300 acres | Correct

  8. The forests of West Virginia protect and nourish the headwaters of major waterways that supply drinking water to millions of people. Those include:

    Potomac River

    Potomac River | Incorrect

    James River

    James River | Incorrect

    Ohio River

    Ohio River | Incorrect

    All of the above

    All of the above | Correct

  9. The Conservancy has helped to protect some 25,000 acres of the Dolly Sods landscape, including the beloved Bear Rocks Preserve. Which of the following is not true about the Dolly Sods region?

    It lies on a ridge crest that forms part of the Eastern Continental Divide

    It lies on a ridge crest that forms part of the Eastern Continental Divide | Incorrect

    It is more than 30,000 acres in size

    It is more than 30,000 acres in size | Incorrect

    The climate is unusually balmy

    The climate is unusually balmy | Correct

    Elk, bison and mountain lion once roamed the area

    Elk, bison and mountain lion once roamed the area | Incorrect

  10. In every decade there likely will be 300,000 or more acres of West Virginia converted from natural habitat to something else. The Nature Conservancy is working to protect the state’s natural heritage by:

    Securing conservation easements

    Securing conservation easements | Incorrect

    Restoring spruce forests

    Restoring spruce forests | Incorrect

    Supporting legislation such as the Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund

    Supporting legislation such as the Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund | Incorrect

    All of the above and more!

    All of the above and more! | Correct

Scoring

8-10 correct – Wow, you know a lot about us. Do you work here?! Show how much you care—support the Conservancy today!

5-7 correct – You’ve been paying attention. Thanks for being a good friend. Consider showing your support—make a gift to nature.

2-4 correct – This is the start of something great. Let’s get to know each other better!

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