Project Description

South Carolina Projects

South Carolina projects that our staff has completed work on have been situated within the Coastal Plain Ecoregion and the Piedmont Ecoregion. One property was an island that is surrounded by the Edisto River and other creeks. The general stated intent for the future of the Property is to maintain productive land directly related to waterfowl and migratory bird habitat, and to protect water quality for the larger ACE Basin. The Property is predominately a managed impoundment that provides habitat to waterfowl and migratory birds and has been used in a similar fashion for generations. Properties located within the Piedmont Ecoregion were comprised of managed pine and mixed hardwood forest along with critical habitats including Mesic Forest and Piedmont Small Stream Forest. Management of these properties is primarily focused on protecting and maintaining habitat for wildlife, providing personal recreational opportunities, and protecting water quality for the Santee River basin. Wildlife observed during these site visits included eastern gray squirrels, white-tailed deer, North American beavers, green anoles, pig frogs, river cooters, alligators, and eastern fence lizards. Numerous bird species were seen or heard, including American crows, northern cardinals, turkey vultures, northern mockingbirds, eastern wild turkeys, Carolina Wrens, common ground doves, barred owls, bobwhite quail, hairy woodpeckers, cattle egrets, summer tanagers, swallow-tailed kites, red-winged blackbirds, boat-tailed grackles, eastern kingbirds, wood thrush, eastern phoebes, and common yellowthroats, among others.

*Note: All photos were taken by MTM Environmental, LLC staff.