Conservation at Cannon’s Point Preserve
Authors: Chris Thornton, David Vick, and Daniel Nutt
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. C. Tate Holbrook
Fall 2014 Conservation Biology (BIOL 4020) participated in service-learning at Cannon’s Point Preserve (CPP) on St. Simons Island in concert with community partners: St. Simons Land Trust and Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Baseline data was gathered for the proposed living shoreline project at CPP and will serve as the basis for comparison to monitoring efforts post-construction. Other service projects included a baseline palamedes butterfly survey, removal of the invasive plant Lantana camara, and the development of conservation plans for species of concern at CPP: 1) MacGillivray’s Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus macgillivraii), 2) Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), and 3) Redbay (Persea borbonia).