The mission of the Land Trust is to preserve and protect critical natural habitat and significant historical parcels of land on Hilton Head Island for the enjoyment of future generations.
Every year valuable open space is lost to development. No where is this development pressure greater than on the Sea Islands, such as Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. To address this situation, a group of concerned citizens founded the Hilton Head Island Land Trust in 1987.
The Land Trust acquires land by donation, outright purchase, bequest, endowment, or most commonly, conservation easement. To date, the Land Trust protects approximately 300 acres encompassing critical and unique sea island habitat and a historic Civil War site. The three most significant properties are Whooping Crane Pond Conservancy, Cypress Conservancy, and Fort Howell.
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