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Historic habitat protection project nears completion Woodbury Tract borders Georgetown County

[ South Carolina ] The largest habitat conservation purchase in the state ‘ s history is one-step closer to completion with the acquisition of 39,000-acres of working forestland, recreational lands and wildlife habitat by the State of South Carolina , The Conservation Fund and The Nature Conservancy. In March, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy and the State of South Carolina announced an agreement to purchase two forest parcels, 25,668-acres in Marion County known as the Woodbury tract and 13,281-acres in Hampton County known as Hamilton Ridge, from International Paper. Last week, The Conservation Fund and The Nature Conservancy jointly acquired the properties, and an undivided interest in the land was immediately transferred to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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