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Why is Karst Important?

Karst is a unique, non-renewable resource that has many values. Check the links in the table below to learn more.

Biological Values

Forest productivity

Unique plant and animal
habitats


Fisheries

Hydrological Values

Water quality

Water quantity

Mineralogical Values

Mineral deposits

Oil and gas

Recreation

Scientific Values

Geography/Geology

Archaeology/Paleontology

Cultural Values

Aboriginal peoples

Economic Values

Timber

Agriculture

Recreation

Industrial products

Recreational Values

Viewing and caving

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