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

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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