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Groton Uplands

Property Description

The Groton Uplands property supports some of the highest quality Grotonpine-savannah forests in the Southeast and associated plant and wildlife species. The 1,600+ acres of wetlands scattered throughout the uplands, coupled with the routine use of prescribed fire, results in a complex matrix of high-quality, intertwining native habitats. These diverse habitats support deer, turkey, and wild quail as well as populations of nongame species. The property is in one of DNR' s quail restoration focus areas. The pine savannah uplands are ranked highly for grassland birds like red-cockaded woodpeckers and Bachman's sparrows. Groton has been identified as containing important amphibian habitat, with the entire property being in the Southern Savannah River Valley Priority Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Area (PARCA). Groton's forests also buffer the adjacent Savannah River, where two imperiled aquatic mussels occur near the property.

Property Map

A map for Groton Uplands has been provided in Google Map format.  


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