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31. The Lillian Swamp-Caney Bayou Tract
Date of purchase: November 8, 2003
Location: Baldwin County, Township 7S, Range 6E, Section 12
Acreage: 320 acres
THE LILLIAN SWAMP-CANEY BAYOU TRACT was purchased to support a large watershed acquisition project intended to facilitate a multi-state ecosystem protection effort. This tract is located within the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Perdido River Habitat Conservation Area. This tract is adjoined by the Lillian Swamp-South Addition and the Lillian Swamp-West Addition Forever Wild Tracts and property owned by the State Lands Division, the Mental Health Department and the Alabama Department of Transportation.
Lillian Swamp is located in the Coastal Lowlands district of the Gulf Coastal Plain physiographic section. Habitats include coastal marsh, freshwater marsh, cypress-tupelo forests, Atlantic white cedar forests and pine savanna. Several rare and federally listed species are known to occur within the area. Review of existing data indicate six federally listed threatened or endangered, eighteen state protected and twenty-seven rare species have been reported to inhabit the Perdido River wetland system.
The Lillian Swamp-Caney Bayou Tract is located north of Lillian, Alabama. In the vicinity of Caney Bayou off the Perdido River and Grassy Point on Perdido Bay.