Master Plan Update adds two conservation
measures for the island
The MPU includes the following positive additions to the Natural Resource Section of the plan:
- It incorporates the Conservation Priority Areas (CPA) as outlined in the 2020 Conservation Plan, ensuring the protection a CPA designation provides by being in the Master Plan.
- It reclassifies priority habitat from developed to undeveloped areas and designates them as CPAs. Most notable of the reclassified locations is the “Beach Prairie” paralleling Beachview Drive, which "offers “a rare experience of unobstructed ocean views along the beachfront” - one of Jekyll’s natural treasures.
These valuable updates to the Master Plan are consistent with the mission statement of the JIA: “maintaining the delicate balance between nature and humankind.”