Lowcountry Land Conservation Partnership

The Lowcountry Land Conservation Partnership (LCLCP) is a collaboration of diverse organizations working across the entire Lowcountry to promote the health and vitality of natural and human communities by advancing conservation goals. Initiated by the Foundation in 2005, and expanded in 2019, the Partnership’s work is guided by three shared conservation values:

  • Protection of natural systems and related cultural assets to support thriving communities and strong equitable economies, reflective of Lowcountry culture.
  • Prioritization of climate resilience as a central framework for resource allocation including migration corridors, development patterns, and increasing the region’s ability to withstand or recover from intensifying weather events and sea level rise.
  • Fostering a durable, inclusive conservation community by meaningfully engaging a diverse range of stakeholders, providing mentoring and leadership opportunities, and by building support for policies and programs that will further the goals of the partnership.


The Partnership is reauthorized by the Foundation’s board every two years. Currently, Audubon South Carolina, Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation, Coastal Conservation League, Ducks Unlimited, Lowcountry Land Trust, Open Space Institute, South Carolina Environmental Law Project, Southern Environmental Law Center, and The Nature Conservancy SC participate in the LCLCP.


The Partnership’s priority landscapes are identified by the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative Map, South Carolina Conservation Bank priorities in the lower coastal plain, and other conservation prioritization tools with an emphasis on efforts in eleven counties – Charleston, Beaufort, Berkeley, Colleton, Georgetown, Williamsburg, Dorchester, Marion, Jasper, Hampton, Horry – that provide resilience for nature and humans.

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