Lowcountry Land Trust’s sustained success in conservation over the last 35 years has protected more than 150,000 acres primarily through the acquisition of conservation easements. Conservation easements are a legal agreement entered into voluntarily by both the landowner and Land Trust. Within the easement is a promise, fulfilled by both parties, to protect land forever. The land remains the property of the landowner, and the easement stays with the land, regardless of sale or inheritance.
THE EBB & FLOW BLOG: CONSERVATION
The Historic Cooper River Region
A prominent feature of the Cooper-Ashley-Wando -Stono (CAWS) River Basin, the historic Cooper River region is a remarkably intact cultural
All About Johns and Wadmalaw Islands
Johns and Wadmalaw Islands within the Lowcountry’s Sea Islands region form a flagship landscape for Lowcountry Land Trust. These islands
Conservation Focus Area: The ACE Basin
Lowcountry Land Trust is a long-time conservation partner in the ACE (Ashepoo-Combahee-Edisto) Basin, a 1.7-million-acre watershed recognized by the US
Our approach to conservation is simple. However, the circumstances are ever-changing and increasing in urgency and complexity. Regardless of which tool we use to accomplish meaningful conservation outcomes, we are committed to seeing it through. This promise of protecting land and water is the root of our mission.
By working together with community leaders, private landowners, businesses, and other conservation organizations, we can protect the open land that we need for agriculture, wildlife habitat, resilient infrastructure, and recreational enjoyment.