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The Elon University Forest supports a variety of missions:
It represents values that Elon holds sacred including community, stewardship and global awareness.
It creates an invaluable teaching resource that may be used by the entire university.
It safeguards representative upland and lowland Piedmont forest ecosystems containing thousands of species.
It advances Elon toward becoming a national leader in environmental stewardship.
It preserves the largest remaining intact forest within walking distance of campus and the last within the Town of Elon.
It creates a valuable spiritual and psychological resource.
It creates a wealth of research opportunities for Elon students and faculty.
It creates philanthropic opportunities.