City: Ocean Springs
Total acreage: 10.9 acres
Conservation method: Purchase/Bargain Sale
Date acquired: 2009-12-30
The Hussey parcel is located on the north side of Highway 90 in the central portion of Ocean Springs, MS. and was formerly part of a large parcel that included Twelve Oaks, an adjacent parcel also owned by LTMCP.
The habitats available on the property for wildlife to utilize, include a mixed pine and oak forest with mature canopy, a seepage slope forest, headwater bay swamps and a large area of tidal marsh. The property’s proximity to urban areas will draw many cosmopolitan mammals and birds seeking refuge in forested environs. The 10.86 acres sits on Old Fort Bayou and will be maintained in a natural state.