Sewee Longleaf Conservation Cooperative Possible Expansion

Sewee Longleaf Conservation Cooperative Possible Expansion

By Colette DeGarady, The Nature Conservancy

The Sewee Longleaf Conservation Cooperative (SLCC) was awarded $100,000 by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to investigate longleaf restoration and maintenance in the Winyah Bay area of South Carolina, including all of Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties.  Partners will expand signature pine mapping efforts into these counties, implement 1,000 acres of prescribed fire on private land with longleaf, and treat 180 acres of water hyacinth to improve bottomland habitat along the Black River and Mingo Creek.  The project will also protect a key 482-acre property, Rocky Point, to be managed as a community forest and demonstration site with 283 acres of potential longleaf habitat.  We hope to look beyond the Sewee landscape and incorporate new partners and landowners into our successful efforts towards longleaf pine forest restoration.

Image 1: Map of SLCC project area.