Scientists on the ground in South Carolina are working on long-term solutions that will protect our coastline and ocean waters from threats that include pollution, shellfish habitat loss, sea level rise, conflicts among ocean users, mapping of priority conservation targets, and more. Learn more about some of our marine projects.
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Learn about conservation of longleaf pine forests of the Sewee-to-Santee region.
TNC scientists are testing the effectiveness of "oyster castles" in growing new reef at Jeremy Island near McClellanville.
TNC is partnering with S.C. Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisher Recycling LLC, and others working with Charleston-area restaurants to keep discarded oyster shells out of landfills and return them to the ocean, where they can be put to good use restoring endangered reef systems.