From left: Perdido River Farms is home to more than 800 head of cows and 35 bulls. It produces enough hay to feed its cattle and sell the excess to the public while, deep into the woods, Magnolia Branch has 15 tent camp sites, allowing guests to become one with nature.
While our natural resources department was formed in 2017, its roots go back to our Tribe’s beginnings in Alabama. Respecting our natural resources and sharing them with our neighbors is an integral part of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ tradition.
The agricultural side of our natural resources department can be seen in the success and expansion of Perdido River Farms. The farm is comprised of nearly 3,000 acres of Tribal-owned farmland, supporting a sustainable herd of cattle and producing completely local, USDA-inspected beef to the public. Coming in spring 2024 is the farm’s new $15 million meat processing facility serving local farmers as well as wholesale and retail customers.
The other side of our department’s efforts is the recreational enjoyment of natural resources. Located on Big Escambia Creek, our Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve offers the public an opportunity to enjoy camping, hiking, biking, fishing, bird-watching, horseback riding and more.