S.C. Encyclopedia | The ACE Basin consists of around 350,000 acres in the watershed of the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto Rivers in the South Carolina Lowcountry, which drains one-fifth of the state. The ACE Basin encompasses a range of ecosystem types from forested uplands to tidal marsh (salt, brackish, and fresh water). The basin is home for more than 260 permanent and seasonal bird species and seventeen rare or endangered species, including the wood stork and the loggerhead turtle.
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In the Oct. 19, 2015, issue:
PHOTO: Sunrise on the Chehaw River
FOCUS, Pamela Lackey: On digital citizenship
BRACK: Why I’m voting for John Tecklenburg for mayor
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Morris Financial Concepts, Inc.
GOOD NEWS: Artists for Emanuel, more
FEEDBACK: Our children deserve better than legislators giving them
CALENDAR, Oct. 19+: From a block party to thanking Joe
REVIEW: The Ace Basin: A Lowcountry Legacy, by Pete Laurie
MYSTERY: It’s not Kansas, anyway
S.C. ENCYCLOPEDIA: Edisto Island
Nonfiction by Pete Laurie: The ACE Basin: A Lowcountry Legacy is a beautiful book. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to understand the importance of conservationists and governments working together to protect a wholly special place that stretches from the southern end of Charleston County through Beaufort County. With vivid color photographs by Phillip Jones, Laurie’s book explains the history since 1988 behind conserving more than 200,000 acres in the confluence of the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto rivers through purchases of large tracts of land plus dozens of conservation easements by nature-loving landowners.