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Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse

Apr 19, 2016
Walton County’s critical beach mouse habitat consists of all land located south of Scenic Gulf Drive extending eastward from the Okaloosa County line to the intersection with U.S. Highway 98 - Interactive Map
Beach Mouse

Walton County Planning - Quick Reference Map


Use this interactive map, provided by Walton County, to see if a property you are showing is in the endangered Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse's habitat.  The map can also be used to determine which properties fall within the Coastal Dune Lakes Protection Zone.  

Here is an excerpt from a NWFDN article, Beach mouse could delay Walton development -

Walton County has been notified that federal wildlife authorities frown upon construction on the home turf of the Choctawhatchee beach mouse.

"Walton County has been provided a map by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that identifies an area of suitable habitat for the Choctawhatchee beach mouse,” the memo said. “Please be advised that all land disturbance and construction activities, including redevelopment, that fall within this suitable habitat require coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service."