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This St. Patrick’s Day, the #goldisinthegreen on your public lands.

The white-sand beaches in Baldwin County, Alabama, provide a year-round getaway and recreation activities for tourists. Here you will find six small beach front tracts, totaling about 30 acres, managed by the Southeastern States Field Office located in Jackson, Mississippi.  

“On these small, but important, beach tracts we are committed to preserving the coastal dune ecosystem, protecting threatened and endangered species, and providing recreational opportunities,” BLM Wildlife Biologist, Faye Winters says. “Only here will you find BLM-managed lands that are also nesting sites for loggerhead sea turtles.”

Read “Turning the Tides,” an article in My Public Lands Magazine Spring 2015, to learn more about loggerhead turtle protection in this green coastal habitat.