Apr 19 2022

Kiawah Island Marsh Management Plan Underway

Staff Report for The Island Connection

(Photo by The Town Of Kiawah Island)

Earlier this month, the Town of Kiawah Island kicked off the development of its Comprehensive Marsh Management Plan with a launch meeting. Key stakeholders were introduced to the Biohabitats Consultant Team members, who will assist the Town with developing the plan. The launch meeting included an island tour to establish a collective understanding of the marsh/land interface, critical habitat characteristics, recreational & homeowner access needs, town infrastructure & development plans, and impacts from sea level rise. Residents and property owners should stay tuned as community engagement opportunities will occur throughout the plan’s development. The Marsh Management Plan aims to explore various methods of protection for the island’s marsh, including management strategies for managing the interface between highlands and critical areas that is vital to a healthy salt marsh. 

For more information on the Biohabitats, visit biohabitats.com.

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