The Ebb & Flow

Meet the Stewardship Team

Putting a conservation easement on a property is the first step in a relationship that lasts forever. While many LLT staff participate in our stewardship program, our stewardship team has the primary responsibility to monitor and support compliance with Lowcountry Land Trust’s 500+ conservation easements and owned lands. LLT’s protected land holdings have grown each year since 1986 and

Lowcountry Land Trust and South Carolina 7 Visit Cape Romain

On Friday, July 29, 2022 – Lowcountry Land Trust had the pleasure of visiting Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge alongside South Carolina 7 (SC7), a partnership between nonprofits that works to get people outdoors to gain an appreciation for and therefore protect natural landscapes in South Carolina. SC7’s signature event is a 30-day expedition during July, led by South

‘Lewisfield Preserve’ Created Along Cooper River Corridor

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC —The Open Space Institute, Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust, and Lowcountry Land Trust announce the creation of the Lewisfield Preserve: a 600-acre sanctuary of mature bottomland hardwood forests and historic inland rice fields on the Cooper River. The conservation partners are developing a public access plan that encompasses outdoor recreation, nature study, and historic research. Over the

FREE Forest Landowner Workshop Series

The Sewee Longleaf Conservation Cooperative is hosting a series of workshops for landowners in Georgetown, Williamsburg, Charleston, and Berkeley Counties. These workshops are the opportunity to speak with natural resource professionals from federal, state, and non-profit organizations in your area. Come learn about affordable ways you can enhance and protect your property. Ask questions and get in-person assistance in

Award Winning Landscape Architect Firm to Plan Angel Oak Preserve

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC –  Lowcountry Land Trust (LLT) has announced that, in partnership with a group of local stakeholders, it has selected Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW) to lead a comprehensive planning process for the much-anticipated Angel Oak Preserve, the 35-acre property surrounding the city’s nine-acre Angel Oak Park, which includes the iconic live oak. Local Charleston firm

Hyde Park Plantation Under New Ownership and Permanent Protection

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC – Lowcountry Land Trust (LLT) today announced the sale and permanent protection of Hyde Park Plantation, a 604-acre property on the East Branch of the Cooper River in Berkeley County.   The property was acquired in 2017 by LLT with funds from the Cooper River Revolving Fund, an innovative mitigation solution established by the South Carolina Ports Authority

Spring Picnic & Earth Day Cleanup in Review

Dear Friends, I’d like to start with a big Thank You to everyone who joined us for this year’s Spring Picnic at Sheldon Farms! It was a wonderful event and an invigorating experience to have so many (over 300!) enthusiastic conservationists in attendance. Getting back to in-person events over this past year has been refreshing for our team, and

Three Important Notes for Turkey Season

The start of spring signifies the opening of Turkey Season! As the season is now in full swing throughout South Carolina, we wanted to bring together some information for anyone looking to get into turkey hunting or brush up on the basics before the first hunt of the year. We sat down with Travis Sumner, Hunting Heritage Center and

Lowcountry Land Trust Protects 450 Acres in Allendale County

ALLENDALE COUNTY, SC – Lowcountry Land Trust (LLT) has announced the permanent protection of 450 acres in Allendale County through a conservation easement. The property, known as Willingham Plantation, lies within the Savannah River Preserve, a sub-region of the South Lowcountry (SoLo) Focus Area, and extends a significant corridor of protected lands along the Savannah River that stretches from

Lowcountry Land Trust Protects 240 Acres Adjacent to Old Sheldon Church Ruins

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC – Lowcountry Land Trust (LLT) has announced the permanent protection of 240 acres surrounding one of the most iconic sites in the Lowcountry, the Old Sheldon Church Ruins, a nationally significant historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The protected property also fronts the Old Sheldon Church Road, a State Scenic Byway in

Lowcountry Land Trust and East Cooper Land Trust Join Forces Through Merger

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC  – Lowcountry Land Trust and East Cooper Land Trust today announced a merger of the two local non-profits.  The combined organization will operate as Lowcountry Land Trust. The corporate transaction was finalized on January 1 and was celebrated by supporters in an announcement event at Boone Hall earlier today. “East Cooper and Lowcountry Land trusts have

Year In Review: 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 landscape. Join us in recapping and celebrating the end of another successful year of Lowcountry conservation. We have protected