JRJ Farms is ranked as a priority target for the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration program given its proximity to the Joint-Base Charleston’s North Auxiliary Airfield (NAAF). The easement protects the unique upland pine forests and forested wetlands situated along the North Fork Edisto River (NFER). The protection of this property will serve as a critical wildlife corridor, preserve intact riparian habitat, and remove the threat of encroachment impacts on NAAF. The property consists of 120-acres comprised of mostly mixed pine-hardwood forests, forested wetlands, and wildlife openings along 1.2 miles of the NFER. Protection of this tract will preserve a 45-acre buffer of forested wetlands along the NFER, 68-acres of planted pine and mixed hardwoods, 2-acres of planted wildlife openings.
The property is primarily managed for waterfowl, white-tailed deer, and wild turkeys. In addition, the property contains extensive forested wetlands providing habitat for a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians as well as providing scenic views to the public along the NFER. In addition, these wetlands protect water quality for the NFER which provides aquatic habitat for many rare fish including the Lowland Shiner and Blackbanded Sunfish. Protection of JRJ Farms adds to a variety of notable public parks and protected landscapes.
A map for JRJ Farms has been provided in Google Map format.