Last week the Lowcountry Open Land Trust closed on the Keystone Tract. The Post and Courier covered this acquisition in Saturday’s paper. Read the article here.
This is a wonderful partnership and example of conservation business working together. More to come!
The Cooper River is a principal river within the Cooper-Ashley-Wando-Stono (CAWS) Basin Focus Area, as defined by the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, and is also the site of a 30,020-acre Historic District noted for its magnificent historic and cultural landmarks and relatively pristine natural resources. The Land Trust has invested significant time and resources within the Cooper River Corridor through the identification and mapping of conservation values, building and maintaining relationships with private landowners and other key stakeholders, and protecting land via conservation easements; specifically the Land Trust holds 8 easements totaling 3,100 acres covering 6.5 river miles. Due to the history of investment in the Corridor, the ecological and historical significance, its close proximity to the urban interface surrounding the greater Charleston area and the opportunity for transformational conservation in the region, LOLT has identified the Cooper River Corridor as a high priority conservation area.