TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT
Palmetto Bluff is situated just behind South Carolina’s line of barrier islands (Hilton Head and Daufuskie Islands can be seen from Palmetto Bluff). In the Pleistocene Epoch (over 10,000 years ago), Palmetto Bluff itself was a barrier island. Remnants of barrier island-type parallel dunes and interdune swales dominate the seaward side of Palmetto Bluff, while flatwoods and wetlands become the dominant landscape as one moves inland.
During the developmental stages of Palmetto Bluff, endangered species, wetland, ecological, and hydrological data were collected to assist with site planning. We are incorporating the environmental data collected into an on-going conservation plan, the goal of which would be to maintain, manage, and enhance biodiversity at Palmetto Bluff. This project is a continually evolving process that will never be completed, as we will always be gaining information about the plant and animal species that reside on Palmetto Bluff. Our approach for this process is divided into three overlapping components: to document, protect and enhance.