Hammock
Hardwood hammock

The three main communities on Chinsegut WEA are sandhill, xeric hammock, and basin marsh. In the 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corps planted bald cypress on the northern shoreline of May's Prairie to provide nesting habitat for wading birds. Fire was excluded from the property from the 1930s when the federal government acquired the property until the 1970s when the FWC began prescribed burning to restore the sandhill.

 

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