The Ebb & Flow

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

Protecting the Sea Islands with Natalie Olson

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 Director. Natalie is an experienced conservationist with a passion for the sea islands. She, herself, is a resident of

Sporting Clays Shoot In Review

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Annual Sporting Clays Shoot—attendees, volunteers, and staff alike! We’re grateful to Bill and Linda Demmer, who hosted the event on their breathtaking protected property, White House Plantation, and the Fourth Thursday Shooting Club for setting up and running the course. These events would not be possible without the support of

Why We Conserve: Wildlife and Agriculture

At the Land Trust, we are proud of how our work is in direct harmony with the culture and activity of the Lowcountry. By preserving land we also preserve the integrity of our wildlife, agriculture, and economy. Conservation is a full circle practice and we are lucky to live in a place where the locals understand that need for

The Ebb & Flow: October

Dear Friends, It’s finally starting to feel like a new season in the Lowcountry, and the slight change in the weather beckons us to deepen our connection to the outdoors. When we think of autumn, we often think of oyster harvesting, hunting, and a whole new season of opportunities to get out and enjoy the lands that provide so


Lowcountry Land Trust is excited to introduce Damian Joseph as one of our newest board members. Damian currently serves as a Vice President for the London-based international PR firm, SE10, and regularly travels the world as an international media strategist and PR account director. After joining the Board this year, Damian has quickly begun working with our advancement team

Lowcountry Land Trust to Host Annual Sporting Clays Shoot

Lowcountry Land Trust to Host Annual Sporting Clays Shoot Join us for a bespoke experience to support Lowcountry conservation CHARLESTON, S.C. — On Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14, Lowcountry Land Trust (LLT) will host its annual Sporting Clays Shoot at White House Plantation, a magnificent protected property in Green Pond, South Carolina, overlooking the Ashepoo River.  Guests

New Board Member Feature: Jim Porter

Lowcountry Land Trust is excited to introduce Jim Porter, one of our newest board members. Jim currently serves as a Strategic Advisor for WestRock, where, prior to retiring in December 2020, he served as President of Business Development and Latin America. Jim, and his wife Pam, are both very active in the conservation community, and we are overjoyed to

LLT part of multi-organization effort to protect vital land in Ashley River Historic District

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), Drayton Hall Preservation Trust, and Dorchester Preservation Trust today announced the protection of 204 acres in South Carolina’s Ashley

New Board Member Feature: Susan Johnson, Ph.D.

Susan Johnson, Ph.D., is one of Lowcountry Land Trust’s newest board members and has represented MUSC on our Business Leadership Council since 2015. Susan currently serves as the Director of Health Promotion at the Medical University of South Carolina. We are excited to have her as an official member of our board and look forward to her continued assistance

The Ebb & Flow: 35th Anniversary Edition

Dear Friends, Here at the Land Trust, we are celebrating our 35th Anniversary and we cannot thank all of our loyal supporters enough. No matter how you’ve been involved in the Land Trust over the years, we could not have done it without you. We are fortunate to have worked with generous landowners, long-time donors, committed board members, community

Interview: Celebrating 35 Years of Protecting the Lowcountry

For our 35th anniversary, we want to reflect upon our history and celebrate the milestones we’ve achieved while also discussing the vital future of our organization. Over the last 35 years, the Lowcountry Land Trust has worked with landowners, communities, private businesses, and local government to conserve treasured lands that are necessary for a healthy coastline environment while simultaneously