Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Brosnan Forest Conservation Easement

The Lowcountry Open Land Trust has partnered with Norfolk Southern Corporation to protect 12,488 acres of Brosnan Forest. (See map) This is the largest gift of conservation by a corporation in the state’s history and is thought to be one of the largest conservation easements in the southeast. Brosnan Forest is a neighbor to us here at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest and is connected to Four Holes Swamp's main channel via Walnut Branch, which joins just north of the U.S. Hwy 78 bridge.

You can read more about this historic easement on the Lowcountry Open Land Trust's page. We welcome the addition of Brosnan Forest to the protected lands of Four Holes Swamp!

Image by Mark Musselman

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