Critical Habitats

Ongoing restoration efforts by the Mordecai Land Trust have helped to stabilize the fragile eroding shoreline as well as to create new habitats. The island’s critical habitats attract a diverse group of resident (breeding/non-breeding) and migrating species, including many endangered and at-risk species.  A comprehensive weekly monitoring of the island’s critical habitats and their avian and non-avian sightings is conducted yearly from March 29th through September 1st.


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North Marsh

North End Beach & Silt Curtains 

Placement Area

West End Beach & Tidal Pool

North Uplands

West Marsh

Osprey Platform

Wave Attenuation Devices (WAD®s)

Oyster Castles & Marsh Sills

West Marsh Tidal Pool

Terrapin Garden

Geotubes with Shell Bags

South Uplands

South Marshes

East Marshes

Osprey Nest North

The IRS  has determined that the Mordecai Land Trust is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (“Code”) and not a private foundation pursuant to sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Code. Mordecai Land Trust was established in 2001.

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