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Whitney Property

City:
County:
Hancock
Total acreage: 29.2 acres
Conservation method:
Conservation Easement
Date acquired: 03/2006

The property was  donated to retain the scenic view for future generations. Located on Bayou Le Terre, the property was previously owned by International Paper Company and best management practices were in place so that approximately 200 feet along the water’s edge has not been harvested. The remaining acreage was cut approximately ten years before the acquisition. The property has a wetland area with a non-tidal flowing freshwater stream, a wet pine savannah, bayhead swamp, gum pond, and is wooded with bottom-land hardwoods.