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.
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.
From developing policy solutions to implementing creative planning tools, we consistently develop new ways to meet our community's needs.
Through collaboration, a creative combination of partnerships, funding and professional resources we’re improving our natural systems one protected property at a time.
We leverage conservation results and explore creative financing mechanisms to maximize funding sources — finding the money to make deals happen.