County: Pearl River
Total acreage: 367.3 acres
Conservation method: Conservation Easement
Date acquired: 2005-12-00
Most traditional subdivisions in the United States sprawl across the landscape and bulldoze wilderness in their wake. Alternatively, landscape architect Randall Arendt designed the site of Wildwood Subdivision near Carriere, MS according to conservation methodology. Funds for the project were received by Pearl River County from the Comprehensive Resource Management Plan (CRMP) of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. The environmentally friendly plans include roughly 330 acres of common wooded areas and more than 20 acres of park-like open space.