Groups purchase 16,000 acres for coastal wildlife management

Georgia News

photo: from the Conservation Fund website

Conservation groups have purchased a 16,000 acre stretch of undeveloped Georgia coastline, with plans to make it a wildlife management area.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the land was purchased by  the Conservation Fund and Open Space Institute. The purchase price wasn’t disclosed.

Known as the Ceylon property, the  land is a mix of salt marsh and coastal  forest. It is home to the once endangered longleaf pine as well as the gopher tortoise — Georgia’s official state reptile. 

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