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Sale of pristine swamp forest to conservation groups leads to speculation of addition to Congaree NP

A timber company is selling a scenic swamp and forest near Congaree National Park in an agreement that could eventually lead to expansion of the 27,000-acre nature preserve southeast of Columbia.

Weyerhaeuser’s sale of 214 acres along Running Lake Creek forever protects a wetland so thick with trees that the area remains dark and shaded during the middle of the day, land protection advocates say.

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