At OSI, we protect land for people, for wildlife, forever. In South Carolina, our work is no different yet increasingly urgent. Blessed with blackwater cypress swamps, rural sea islands, and the breathtaking Blue Ridge mountains, South Carolina also is home to some of the fastest-growing areas on the Atlantic Coast.
As one of the most effective land protection organizations in South Carolina, OSI is helping to restore the critical longleaf pine ecosystem, and we were instrumental in protecting the last sizeable inholding in the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, an incredibly important area for a number of at-risk and endangered species. We helped acquire 776 acres to forever protect the scenic mountain view of beloved Table Rock Park. Most recently, we helped secure a key 237-acre tract in the Plantersville community that will increase equitable access to the Waccamaw Wildlife Refuge.
Since 2012 and in partnership with over 30 land conservation groups, we’ve conserved more than 19,000 acres in South Carolina. Over 99% of the land we protect will be publicly accessible, forever.
For more about our impact in South Carolina, read the 2019 "Open Space Institute in South Carolina" brochure.