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Satilla River Stephens-Hunt Refuge

In 2001, the University of Georgia Institute of Ecology (presently the Eugene P. Odum School of Ecology) accepted a donation of approximately 493 acres (200 ha) of land along the Satilla River located in Camden County, Georgia, from Walter Stephens, Marshlands Incorporated. In 2006, Walter Stephens donated an additional 670 acres (271 ha) of adjacent land, creating a combined parcel totaling 1162 acres (470 ha) to be named the Stephens-Hunt Refuge.  The property is a mix of bottomland hardwood forest and partially restored rice fields. The land previously had served as a wetlands mitigation bank, and the property is encumbered with restrictive covenants and conservation easements that require it to be maintained in a natural state with minimal development. The Odum School of Ecology potential land use, regarding the Satilla River Stephens-Hunt Refuge, includes ecological research and environmental education, as well as, accessibility for study in diverse academic fields within the University of Georgia and elsewhere. For additional information concerning the Satilla River Stephens-Hunt Refuge, contact Laurie Fowler, River Basin Center, lfowler@uga.edu, or Gary W. Barrett, Odum School of Ecology, gbarrett@uga.edu, University of Georgia.