Land Conservation

The Lowcountry Land Trust protects over 107,000 acres of diverse lands spanning 14 counties.

Through the use of conservation easements, a legal tool that establishes permanent protection of and restrictions on the future use of a property, we help landowners protect lands in perpetuity.

Easements and Other Land Protection Strategies

The majority of the lands we protect are under a conservation easement, however we own almost 3,700 acres of highland and marsh that:

  • Protects important and threatened natural communities
  • Provides habitat for endangered, rare and common species
  • Preserves water quality
  • Protects agricultural and timber land, as well as historic sites
  • Maintains the natural and rural character of the Lowcountry