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2015 Service-Learning Symposium: Conservation Practices at Cannon's Point

2014 Service-Learning Symposium

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Conservation Practices at Cannon's Point

Authors: Jennifer Jenkins and Jessica Wolff

Faculty Supervisor: Dr. C. Tate Holbrook


Conservation biology is the practice of maintaining biodiversity and genetic variation. Our community partners for this Service-Learning course were the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Saint Simons Land Trust. We collected baseline data at Cannon’s Point Preserve prior to the installation of the living shoreline. A living shoreline is used for bank stabilization and maintaining biodiversity. We also wrote conservation/management plans for clapper rails, feral hogs, coyotes, and the Asian green mussel, which are each a species of special interest or a possible invasive species at Cannon’s Point.