Leading the Way
Since 1969, when it completed its first project in South Carolina by acquiring 1,711 acres of cypress-tupelo forest at Four Hole Swamp, The Nature Conservancy has led land protection efforts in the state, engaging public-private partnerships to maximize the benefit of conservation for people and nature. The South Carolina Chapter officially was chartered in 1978 and, to date, has protected more than 330,000 acres.
Watch a slideshow from our workshop for Lowcountry landowners to help them steward their properties.
The Nature Conservancy is working to maintain the central role of fire in the health of South Carolina's forests. Watch a slideshow.
The Southern Blue Ridge is a land of wonder and resilience, and there is no better time than the spring to explore it.
A new hiking loop, informational kiosks and trail map will help visitors enjoy Sandy Island Preserve.
The founder and president of Half-Moon Outfitters gives to the Conservancy to protect the wild places that he loves to explore.
For Caroline Mauldin, it's about a deep connection to nature in her home state and around the world.
This interactive Geostory takes you on a photographic tour of oyster restoration work in South Carolina.
More than 140 plant species can be found in one square kilometer of longleaf pine forest.
The Conservancy's marine conservation efforts in South Carolina are focused on restoring the health of our magnificent oyster reefs and the link between land and water conservation.
These Charleston-born brothers are sustained by the Lowcountry. Learn more about their connection to the place they call home.
A series of new condominiums appeared recently along the shores of a tiny island in Cape Romain.
Area restaurants participate in an innovative oyster shell recycling program to help restore reefs.
South Carolina has some of the best remaining populations of this mussel species.
Owner Billy Exley returns to his childhood home, the Recess Plantation