Preserve Koreshan Preserve Koreshan Preserve (258) 3891 Broadway W. Village of Estero , Florida 33928 Total Acres: 37.83 Number of Parcels: 1 Total Cost: $6,689,981.77 Date Acquired: Monday, August 1, 2005 * *Date first parcel was acquired. Additional Acquisition Information Land Stewardship Plan Coordinator: Hanna Joergens Telephone: (239) 707-3325 Get Directions! Koreshan Preserve is home to a significant population of gopher tortoises, as well as a diversity of songbirds, reptiles and rare plant species. The 37-acre preserve was acquired as an addition to Koreshan State Park. The two main plant communities at this preserve are scrubby flatwoods and mesic hammock. Great efforts have been made to control and minimize the spread of invasive exotic plant species at this preserve. Downy rose myrtle, which had established itself as the dominant ground-level invasive plant in this habitat, has been nearly eradicated from the site. The spread of additional exotic plants into the preserve from bordering lands, including Guinea grass, rosary pea and air potato, requires frequent treatment to protect the native habitat in this area. Additionally, dense flatwoods have been thinned to reduce the risk of wildfire and allow sunlight into open areas for gopher tortoises to forage. Prescribed burning will also encourage wildflower and native grass growth, which are important food sources for the gopher tortoises. Recreation Opportunities: There is no public access at this preserve. Please contact staff to visit. Additional Information: This preserve does not include trails or amenities. Several amenities can be enjoyed at the adjacent Koreshan State Park, including hiking, camping and fishing. Preserve Links: Wildlife List Plant List Preserve Map: KP Koreshan Preserve Preserve locations and maps are intended for reference purposes only.