Mississippi GEMS

Biloxi River Marshes Preserve

  1. Biloxi River MarshesSite Information Point(s) of Contact: Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Coastal Preserves Program
  2. Geographic Information:
    1. Narrative Description of the Site: The primary boundary of this 4,020-acre preserve follows the edge of the marsh along the Biloxi River, Tchoutacabouffa River, Bernard Bayou, and includes the portions of marsh that is non-forested. The oligohaline marshes in this area are similar to those found in the nearby lower Tchoutacabouffa River area to the east. The marsh is commonly dominated by needle rush (Juncus roemerianus) with duck-potato (Sagittaria latifolia). Narrow disjunct bands of smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) occur along the creeks with bands of high-level salt-meadow grass (Spartina patens) occurring along the upland borders. The lower reaches of Parker Creek consist of fringing tidal freshwater marsh, water lily beds (Nymphaea odorata), and submerged beds of coontail (Ceratophyllum). The marsh is a mixture of freshwater and brackish species, including needle rush (Juncus roemerianus), duck-potato (Sagittaria latifolia), pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) and a variety of other grassed and sedges. Needle rush (Juncus roemerianus) and duck-potato (Sagittaria latifolia) also dominate the lower portions of the Tchoutacabouffa River. This unique location provides excellent feeding, resting, and wintering habitat for numerous types of migratory bird species, such as the Brown Pelican, White Pelican, Ospreys and cormorants. This area is also known to be an Osprey rookery.
    2. Date When Information Last Updated: March, 1998
    3. Location: Harrison County
    4. Area of Influence: Coastal plain
  3. Ecological/Cultural Characteristics
    1. Habitat type: The following ecological communities are expected or known to occur: estuarine subtidal 1) muddy sand embayment 2) embayment widgeon grass bed 3) large tidal creek; estuarine intertidal 1) mesohaline marsh 2) oligohaline marsh 3) tidal freshwater marsh.
    2. Rare/Endangered Species:
      1. Anas fulvigula Mottled Duck
      2. Notropis petersoni Coastal Shiner
      3. Malaclemys terrapin pilea
    3. Breeding/Nursery Area: Osprey Rookery
    4. Migratory Species: This unique location provides excellent feeding, resting, and wintering habitat for numerous types of migratory bird species, such as the Brown Pelican, White Pelican, Ospreys and cormorants.
  4. Current and Potential Use of the Site
    1. Recreational Use: Boaters and anglers use the area on occasional and seasonal basis for waterfowl hunting (sparingly) and fishing.
  5. Management Status
    1. Land Ownership: Lands within this Coastal Preserve are either privately, locally, state or federally owned. Much of the property is considered tidal wetlands and is already owned by the state.
    2. Existing Designations: Mississippi Coastal Preserve
    3. Management Status: Managed by the Department of Marine Resources Coastal Preserves Program.
    4. Existing Monitoring Activities: Monitored by the Department of Marine Resources Coastal Preserves Program.
    5. Acquisition Potential: Active.
    6. Management Needs: The State will manage the area as a coastal preserve. The DMR will have direct responsibility. Some of the property considered tidal wetlands, already owned by the State.
  6. Site Viability
    1. Threats to Ecological Integrity: Residences with open septic systems.
  7. Comments and/or Additional Information on Biloxi River Marshes: email the Coastal Preserves Manager.

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