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60. Henshaw Cove Tract
Date of Purchase: February 28, 2008
Location: Jackson County, Township 1S, Range 4E, Sections 36; Township 2S, Range 4E, Sections 1& 2
HENSHAW COVE TRACT in Jackson County consists of 701 acres adjoining the Skyline Wildlife Management Area. The tract is comprised of mountainous and wooded terrain, hosting caves, springs, rocky bluffs as well as grassy coves and riparian forests bordering the junction of Estill Fork and Hurricane Creek, which are two of the three principal tributaries forming the Paintrock River. In partnership with the Alabama Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, the Alabama Forestry Commission and the Forever Wild Program, an additional 873 acres of forest habitat were acquired by the State Lands Division through a $1.2 Million U.S. Forest Service Forest Legacy grant.