Why We Conserve: Wildlife and Agriculture

At the Land Trust, we are proud of how our work is in direct harmony with the culture and activity of the Lowcountry. By preserving land we also preserve the […]

What’s at stake?

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 […]

Take Action: Great American Outdoors Act

The Land and Water Conservation Fund, America’s most important conservation and recreation program, has been permanently reauthorized. But the job is not finished. We must ensure that this wildly successful […]

Banking on conservation

Banking on conservation   The South Carolina Conservation Bank is a source of critical funding for land conservation in our state.   And it is funding that is very much […]

Congress votes to make tax incentives permanent

On December 18, 2015, the Senate voted 65-33 to pass the bill that will make the tax incentive for conservation easement donations permanent. This follows a 318-109 vote in the House. This legislation […]

The Enhanced Easement Incentive

The Senate approved the 2014 extension of enhanced tax benefits for conservation easements, IRA rollovers and other tax extenders. Here is an informative article from the Land Trust Alliance  A […]

Making Easement Incentives Permanent

  In the Lowcountry, our connection to land defines who we are-it’s our heritage, our culture, our economy, our character and our soul. As a community, we must be intentional in protecting our […]


Enhanced tax benefits for donating a conservation easement were renewed during the January 2013 “fiscal cliff” negotiations, but are currently set to expire on December 31, 2013.  These benefits have […]