Ecological Preserve

The Conserve, a conservation trust to ward off future development, includes a variety of native ecosystems, including wetlands and mature hardwood forests. It also includes areas radically changed by farming and forestry practices. In these areas, Conserve staff has initiated projects focused on wetlands and upland long leaf pine restoration. Land which was drained almost a century ago for
agricultural use is undergoing restoration to wetlands. Areas formerly owned by timber companies who planted quick growing slash pine are being reforested with native, long leaf yellow pine.  Two sections of the Conserve are designated as wildlife habitat and are off limits to humans so the native habitat can restore itself and the wildlife live in peace.

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