Protecting Our

Landscape

Conserving the Lowcountry since 1986

From estuaries and black water rivers to forests of bottomland hardwood and longleaf pine, each distinct ecosystem plays a role in supporting our Lowcountry community – ranging from food production and storm water filtration to wildlife habitat, scenic views and recreation.

Having protected over 138,000 acres across 17 coastal counties, our staff works with landowners to preserve the natural landscape and protect wildlife habitat, water quality and historic resources, while promoting traditional uses such as agriculture, hunting and forestry.

Despite its tremendous conservation legacy, the Lowcountry faces new challenges in protecting this special place. To meet these challenges the Land Trust partners with individuals, communities, state and federal agencies, as well as other conservation organizations to both enhance the accomplishments made over the last three decades and to expand the Lowcountry’s conserved footprint.

If you’re interested in learning how to protect your piece of the Lowcountry, contact us.

Conservation services

Acquisition & Protection

We utilize a suite of creative approaches to acquire, protect and steward critical properties while building and nurturing relationships with the land, our landowners and our coastal communities.

Stewardship, ecosystem management & enhancement

We utilize a suite of creative approaches to acquire, protect and steward critical properties while building and nurturing relationships with the land, our landowners and our coastal communities.

Conservation Policy & Resource Planning

From developing policy solutions to implementing creative planning tools, we consistently develop new ways to meet our community’s needs.

Conservation Finance

We leverage conservation results and explore creative financing mechanisms to maximize funding sources — finding the money to make deals happen.

Conserve Land

Conserving Lowcountry Lands since 1986

To-date, we’ve conserved lands across 17 counties, ranging in size from one acre to 12,000. And we can help you protect your land, too.

Conservation Blog Feed

Conservation

March 29, 2022

Lowcountry Land Trust Protects 450 Acres in Allendale County The protection of Willingham Plantation adds to expansive conservation efforts in the South Lowcountry Focus Area CHARLESTON, S.C. – Lowcountry Land Trust (LLT) has announced the permanent protection of 450 acres…

December 31, 2021

This year, we made great strides: we protected more land, got back to in-person events, fulfilled our stewardship responsibilities, and had the honor of working with passionate conservationists, all of whom have their own unique connection to protecting our Lowcountry…

November 19, 2021

As an organization, we are always looking for new ways to meet the conservation needs of our coastal South Carolina communities. To address this need, we are excited to announce the hiring of Natalie Olson as our Sea Islands Program…

October 19, 2021

Lowcountry Land Trust part of multi-organization effort to protect vital land in Ashley River Historic District CHARLESTON, SC -- Lowcountry Land Trust (LLT), The Open Space Institute (OSI), South Carolina Conservation Bank (SCCB), the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS),…

September 9, 2021

Lowcountry Land Trust Protects Land on the Black River Millgrove Plantation adds to larger Black River conservation effort  CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Lowcountry Land Trust has announced the permanent protection of 444 acres on the Black River in Georgetown County with…

July 16, 2021

Water is the fundamental source of life for wildlife and humans alike. Here in the Lowcountry, it shapes our borders, nourishes our bodies, and defines our lifestyles. Conversely, raging storms and flooded streets can uproot us from our homes and…