The "Steiner Property" is a parcel that was left largely untouched because the Steiner family chose not to develop it during the island's boom of the 1950s. The land isn't on the books of the island's Property Owners Association. The Steiner Property The Steiner property is an entire 12-acre area of critical habitat, stretching from Bienville Boulevard to the south shore of Dauphin Island Bay. A splendid salt marsh, populated with black needle rush, provides good habitat for wading birds and waterfowl, while the upland habitat is particularly attractive lo migrating birds. Only two lots in this entire block have been developed. All DIBS holdings in the Steiner Block are protected perpetuity.