Imperial Marsh Preserve

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Imperial Marsh Preserve
Corkscrew Road across from Corkscrew Country Store about 9 miles east of I-75
Estero , Florida 33928

Total Acres: 853.79
Number of Parcels: 6
Total Cost: $13,352,270.00
Date Acquired: Friday, July 28, 2000 *
*Date first parcel was acquired.

Additional Acquisition Information
Land Stewardship Plan

Coordinator: Roxanne Taylor
Telephone: (239) 220-9914

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Imperial Marsh Preserve is comprised of parcels adjacent to the larger state-owned Imperial Marsh, in southeast Lee County. This preserve is a mosaic of cypress swamps, pine flatwoods, oak hammock, freshwater marsh and pasture lands.

White-tailed deer are often observed grazing on open pasture lands, interspersed with lush green cypress domes. These domes typically become swamps during the wet months of summer.

Cattle are present on all but one of the tracts within this preserve. The tract without cattle grazing serves as a mitigation area for various public projects and includes an access gate and parking. There is no designated trail system.

Recreation Opportunities:
Bird Watching, Hiking (Unmarked or Fire Lines), Nature Study/Photography
Almost 5 miles of unmarked primitive fire line trails available to hike.

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Wildlife List

Plant List

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