Jourdan River Coastal Preserve

This effort seeks to permanently protect lands adjacent to the Jourdan River Coastal Preserve. The project would add 1,472 acres to the preserve’s existing 573 acres, adding frontage along the Bay of St. Louis and the Jourdan River. This would allow for the improved management of coastal wetlands and adjacent upland areas. The targeted acres lie within the Coastal Preserve boundary in Hancock County. The property consists of open saline marshes containing saltgrass, needle rush, and cordgrass; maritime forests; and tidal brackish marsh. The area is a feeding, resting, and overwintering ground for a variety of migratory birds and would benefit coastal and freshwater aquatic species.