Rice Sunnyside Plantation Easement
A historic Sea Island cotton farm, this property boasts over 21.9 acres of statewide important soils. Most of the land has not been farmed for 100 years, allowing the growth of maritime forests. Old growth maritime forests were heavily logged, so secondary maritime forests become increasingly important to wildlife and as buffers from storm surge. The property’s size and location next to other conserved properties provides a large area of unfragmented wildlife habitat.