The Ebb & Flow BLOG

An Enduring Conservation Legacy at Roseland Plantation

Situated at the confluence of the Broad and Coosawhatchie Rivers, Roseland Plantation has quietly and methodically grown in size from 208 to 1,008 acres of conserved land over the past twenty-two years. As stewards of this property, the Huguenin family has secured an enduring conservation legacy in partnership with Lowcountry Land Trust beginning with their first conservation easement in 2002. With each new land purchase since then, the family has dutifully granted yet another conservation easement.

In December 2023, the Huguenins donated two more conservation easements totaling 180 acres at Roseland Plantation. In doing this, they reinforced their deep commitment to safeguarding our region’s natural beauty, ecological integrity, and resilience in the face of a changing landscape. These latest donations represent their seventh and eighth easements, with Lowcountry Land Trust forever protecting the land they have amassed in a highly strategic location within the broader conservation framework.

Notably, Roseland Plantation bridges adjacent conservation projects, including the 6,376-acre Mackay Point conservation easement held by Lowcountry Land Trust and the recently protected Gregorie Neck led by Lowcountry Land Trust’s partners at The Nature Conservancy and Open Land Trust. Additionally, Roseland neighbors Lowcountry Land Trust’s 2,000-acre Good Hope conservation easement, forming a contiguous block of protected lands spanning nearly 14,000 acres.

Roseland Plantation provides invaluable public benefits to the community, including open space, scenic vistas along the Coosawhatchie River, and the preservation of downstream water quality. By conserving this land, the Huguenins have also ensured the protection of critical forest resources contributing to the resilience of the South Lowcountry.

The Huguenin family is exemplary of the collective dedication of private landowners to preserving our treasured landscapes for generations to come. It is an honor to be their partner in conservation and to have achieved this milestone in landscape-scale conservation efforts for coastal South Carolina together.