Preserved Lands

BRIAR’S CREEK MARSH

Briar's Creek - preserved land

Conservation Easement

Preserved: April 2007

Preserved: 138.07 acres

Preserved: East of Bryan’s Creek

Habitat Type: Tidal Salt Marsh and Hummock Island

Conservation Value: This easement protects a wide expanse of marsh just east of Bryan’s Creek. The easement property also contains three hummock islands. Hummock islands are coastal marsh islands, often located behind oceanfront barrier islands and adjacent to the larger Sea Islands (such as Johns Island). In addition to providing habitat for a number of species, they are of special importance to migratory birds, as they are frequently used as stopover areas for resting and feeding along migration flyways.

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