Hardeeville in Jasper County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Managing Water for Wildlife
Moist Soil Management
Aquatic management keeps wetlands flooded for several years to encourage plants with high food value and cover for wildlife. Aquatic impoundments also provide breeding habitat for birds, amphibians and fish. These animals, in turn are prey for alligators, river otter, ospreys, and bald eagles.
Moist soil management produces shallow water and mudflat habitats. Water is drained during the growing season to promote plants preferred by wintering waterfowl, breeding birds, and other wildlife. Countless invertebrates that thrive within decaying plant litter provide valuable sources of protein for migrating shorebirds and ducks.
Erected by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. Click for map. Located in the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Marker is in this post office area: Hardeeville SC 29927, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rice Field Trunk (here, next to this marker); Prescribed Burning (here, next to this marker); Laurel Hill Plantation (approx. ¼ mile away); Using Fire to Benefit Wildlife (approx. ¼ mile away); Plantation Cistern (approx. one mile away); Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia (approx. 2.6 miles away in Georgia); Battle Between Confederate Gunboats and Union Field Artillery (approx. 3.2 miles away in Georgia); Indian Trading Post: Home of Mary Musgrove (approx. 3.2 miles away in Georgia). Click for a list of all markers in Hardeeville.
Categories. • Animals • Environment •
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