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


Lowcountry Land Trust Protects Land on the Black River
September 9, 2021

Lowcountry Land Trust Protects Land on the Black River Millgrove Plantation adds to larger Black River conservation effort  CHARLESTON, S.C. — Lowcountry Land Trust has announced the permanent protection of […]

Why We Conserve Salt Marshes
July 16, 2021

Water is the fundamental source of life for wildlife and humans alike. Here in the Lowcountry, it shapes our borders, nourishes our bodies, and defines our lifestyles. Conversely, raging storms […]

Boone Hall: Reflecting on an Extraordinary Gift
December 11, 2020

When I drive onto the sand roads of Boone Hall Plantation, I always roll down both front seat windows. My practice was no different when I visited on Friday, November […]

Lowcountry Land Trust Protects More Land in the ACE Basin
November 23, 2020

Lowcountry Land Trust Protects More Land in the ACE Basin Magnolia Hall part of a critical mass of protected properties  Lowcountry Land Trust has announced the permanent protection of 14 […]

McClellanville Land Placed in Conservation Easement
November 11, 2020

McClellanville Land Placed in Conservation Easement 22-acre parcel is part of important network of protected properties near McClellanville About 22 acres in McClellanville will be permanently protected after the owners […]

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 […]