Live Oak Trees Located on Belle Vista Bluff Property
View of Gibson Creek from Belle Vista Bluff Property
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Project Description: The Belle Vista Bluff project is located in Meggett on Gibson Creek and is comprised of two parcels totaling 61 acres of diverse land types including open fields, marsh, forested wetlands, and evergreen upland and mixed upland forests. The majority of the acreage remains in traditional rural uses and as such supports wildlife habitat and helps protect water quality.
Public Benefit: Belle Vista Bluff is unique in that it is a peninsula boasting over 8,500 feet of primarily forested frontage on Gibson Creek and is part of an expansive public vista from the Wadmalaw River. The protection of the water frontage will reduce sources of pollution and nutrient loading in Gibson Creek and Wadmalaw River. Additionally the protection of this property results in the preservation of view sheds along Gibson Creek and from the Wadmalaw River.
Linkage Opportunities: This property lies within the nearly 1.7 million acres of the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto (ACE) Basin Focus Area. Additionally, Belle Vista Bluff is surrounded by rural and agricultural uses.
Compliance with Greenbelt Plan:
- Assists in meeting the purposes and goals of the Greenbelt Plan by protecting lowcountry natural resources, providing productive landscapes and preserving scenic waterways.
- Addresses wishes of public by:
- Protecting lowcountry natural resources which is the second most important type of greenspace identified by citizens.
- Citizens in the West County area ranked conservation/preservation as their highest priority for greenspace.