Beginning in 2016, ongoing monitoring of juvenile snook and tarpon on IRLT-protected properties, including Bee Gum Point Preserve, is yielding important information about how to manage mosquito impoundments more effectively, recognizing that they are vital habitat for regional sportfish. Check out this research paper
or or short video
about the ongoing project, funded in part by the Ladies of the Lagoon
Coastal Oaks Preserve
Further acquisitions expanded the preserve to 220 acres that encompass five distinct habitat types.