Preserved Lands

Beck Island

Beck Island at Kiawah Conservancy

Conservation Easement

Preserved: December 2000

Preserved: 3 acres

Preserved: Northern banks of the Kiawah River, between Bryans Creek and Chaplin Cre

Habitat Type: Hummock island

Conservation Value: Hummock island provides invaluable habitat for a variety of wildlife species. Palmettos, live oaks and red cedars are the dominant tree species found on the island, while salt shrub thicket habitat occurs around the edges of the island. A known sanctuary for many wildlife species including painted buntings, wading birds, bobcats, deer and raccoons, a South Carolina Department of Natural Resources study also noted an otter camp on the island.

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