The Land Trust is proud to be a partner in many of the landscape scale mitigation projects happening in our region.
The below projects have included a high degree of Land Trust involvement. Every project requires multiple stakeholders and partners to implement. These projects help provide landscape connectivity so that the protected parcels create a more functional ecosystem. We are proud to be a part of this trend that is occurring on a national level and that is being replicated in numerous regions across the country with leading companies, corporations and state agencies.
KEYSTONE | PARTNER: BOEING
Restoring longleaf pine ecosystem
Two years into the project, we have harvested 40% of the industrial loblolly pine forest present on the property and have applied prescribed fire to over 50% of the property. Once the remaining loblolly is removed and the balance of the property is burned, we will begin conducting initial phases of hardwood planting in the wetlands and longleaf pine in the upland buffers.
FRENCH QUARTER CREEK | PARTNER: SC PORTS AUTHORITY
Improving wildlife habitat and longleaf pine ecosystem
Situated near the East Branch of the Cooper River, this tract is part of a critical and historical watershed and is a part of the SC Ports Authority’s harbor deepening mitigation. The mitigation of this property will have positive downstream impacts for the Charleston Harbor.
4 PROPERTIES IN THE FOUR HOLES SWAMP | PARTNER: VOLVO AND SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Preservation of swamp flood plain forest and habitat restoration
Four Holes Swamp is one of the most pristine freshwater swamp ecosystems left in the United States. Volvo, whose factory will be built within this ecosystem, protected six tracts, including those four with LLT, to offset their impact on this watershed. Total protected exceeded 2000 acres.