First inland South Carolina tract purchased in Cape Romain effort to save habitat as seas rise
Cape Island in foreground, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, SC. Photograph courtesy of: Mary Edna Fraser, 2006 ©.
The vast island seascape of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge just gained a first tiny foothold on what could be its future.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has acquired its first real tract on the mainland, a 64-acre parcel of land along Bulls Island Road en route to the Garris Public Boat Landing.
The purchase is a big step in an effort to move the refuge inland, to keep habitat for species that are losing ground as its barrier islands are overrun by rising seas…
Cape Romain – Part 1: Decoding the structure of Cape Island; By Cecelia Dailey (02-01-2016)
Cape Romain is South Carolina’s only cape and its most erosional coast. Change is happening rapidly here.
Part 2: Excursions in Cape Romain; By Cecelia Dailey (04-01-2016)
Through a series of excursions, I bring to you some ground-truthing in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, SC as an amateur naturalist.