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
Erected by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Environment.
Location. 32° 10.125′ N, 81° 6.792′ W. Marker is in Hardeeville, South Carolina, in Jasper County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive and Alligator Alley (South Carolina Highway 170). Located in the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hardeeville SC 29927, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hardeeville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.