The Ebb & Flow

The Ebb & Flow: July 2021

Dear Friends,

I still remember the summer internship that changed my life. I spent that internship learning about land protection and stewardship, and how this innovative tool–conservation easements–can be used to incentivize private landowners and advance meaningful, and urgent conservation results across the nation. Believe it or not, that internship was with Lowcountry Open Land Trust, now Lowcountry Land Trust. Serendipity is a beautiful thing.  

We are fortunate to have three interns this year, each engaging in a unique project tailored to their particular talents, and contributing to the overall effectiveness of our conservation efforts. Every day we have the opportunity to work with exceptional leaders in conservation, but we are equally as inspired to prepare the next generation. As our team moves in and out of the office during the summer months, it is refreshing to have three new faces with fresh eyes to remind us why our work is a gift.

Cheers to lifting up the next generation of conservationists, in a rapidly changing world, ripe with opportunities! 

Until next time, enjoy the remaining days of summer.  Don’t let the heat and humidity prevent much-needed outdoor time! 

Your biggest fan,

Ashley Demosthenes
President & CEO
Lowcountry Land Trust


We would like to formally introduce you to our summer interns! Through researching the history of the lands we conserve, performing economic analyses, and organizing community outreach surrounding new projects, our interns have been hard at work utilizing their skills and learning about the process that makes our mission possible. 


We’re happy to announce that Lowcountry Land Trust is starting a reading club with the help of Dr. Paula Feldman, professor of English Language and Literature at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Feldman, an advocate for conservation and friend of Lowcountry Land Trust, will be curating a monthly selection of “Wild Reads” that will focus on themes surrounding our work. 

This month, we’re featuring Flora and Fauna of Las Vegas by Ellen Meloy,  a 10-page short story published in 1946 that speaks powerfully to the issues we’re facing today. Access the reading here.

If you’re interested in subscribing to this program or learning more, please fill out our survey!


One Region Survey: Please fill out the survey to help define the challenges you’re facing and opportunities the tri-county region should pursue.

Webinar: Join Clemson Cooperative Extention for a half-and-half webinar series on wild pig management and introduction to silvopasture on Wednesday, July 21 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Register here.

We’re hiring: Lowcountry Land Trust seeks an experienced, self-starting Director of Stewardship who will be responsible for ensuring that LLT fulfills stewardship responsibilities for its 150,000-acre portfolio.

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