Iconic cypress wetlands restored
A landowner is restoring more than 700 acres of Georgia’s iconic cypress wetlands and coastal salt marsh on the Buffalo River following an agreement with SELC and its partners the Satilla and Altamaha Riverkeepers. The restoration represents a complete reversal at the site, which the owner began to carve up with illegal roads and ditches in 2005, falsely claiming they were for forestry activities. Thanks to our intervention, however, the impact of these roads is nearly gone. This fall 6,000 cypress trees will be planted on the site, which will then be placed under a conservation easement.