Protecting Our


Conserving the Lowcountry since 1986

From estuaries and black water rivers to forests of bottomland hardwood and longleaf pine, each distinct ecosystem plays a role in supporting our Lowcountry community – ranging from food production and storm water filtration to wildlife habitat, scenic views and recreation.

Having protected over 138,000 acres across 17 coastal counties, our staff works with landowners to preserve the natural landscape and protect wildlife habitat, water quality and historic resources, while promoting traditional uses such as agriculture, hunting and forestry.

Despite its tremendous conservation legacy, the Lowcountry faces new challenges in protecting this special place. To meet these challenges the Land Trust partners with individuals, communities, state and federal agencies, as well as other conservation organizations to both enhance the accomplishments made over the last three decades and to expand the Lowcountry’s conserved footprint.

If you’re interested in learning how to protect your piece of the Lowcountry, contact us.

Conservation Services

Acquisition & Protection

We utilize a suite of creative approaches to acquire, protect and steward critical properties while building and nurturing relationships with the land, our landowners and our coastal communities.

Conservation Policy & Resource Planning

From developing policy solutions to implementing creative planning tools, we consistently develop new ways to meet our community's needs.

Stewardship, Ecosystem Management & Enhancement

Through collaboration, a creative combination of partnerships, funding and professional resources we’re improving our natural systems one protected property at a time.

Conservation Finance

We leverage conservation results and explore creative financing mechanisms to maximize funding sources — finding the money to make deals happen.

Conserve Land

Conserving Lowcountry Lands Since 1986

To-date, we’ve conserved lands across 17 counties, ranging in size from one acre to 12,000. And we can help you protect your land, too.

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Conservation Blog Feed


What’s at stake?
August 20, 2020

Take a moment, close your eyes, and envision a farm. What do you see? We each have our own vision of a farm, and for many of us, we have […]

Lowcountry Land Trust Permanently Protects Upper Edisto River Tract
July 21, 2020

Lowcountry Land Trust Permanently Protects Upper Edisto River Tract Willow Lake Vital for Water Qualtiy in ACE Basin Lowcountry Land Trust announced the permanent protection of 1,373 acres in the […]

2019 Project Spotlight Series: Boone Hall Plantation
June 22, 2020

Boone Hall Plantation, 599 acres, Charleston County Earlier this spring, when The Post and Courier kicked off a new series entitled “Boom and Balance,” they reported that the population of […]

2019 Project Spotlight: Big Snooks
June 4, 2020

Big Snooks, 228 acres, Jasper County The 2.8 million-acre Savannah River Basin provides drinking water for 1.5 million people in South Carolina and Georgia. As you can imagine, protecting a […]

2019 Project Spotlight: Holly Bluff II
May 27, 2020

Holly Bluff II, 449 acres, Colleton County Landscape conservation is a long game. Take the ACE Basin–1.7M acres of upland and wetland habitat bound by the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto […]

2019 Project Spotlight: Drayton Hall Marsh Tracts
May 18, 2020

Photo by Green Eyes Aero Drayton Hall Marsh Tracts, 104 acres, Charleston County This is the story of the land across the river from Drayton Hall, a National Historic Landmark […]