Working Lands

Photo: Richard Covey

Land that Works for Both Birds and People 

Agriculture and urban development have eliminated about a third of South Carolina's forests.  The forests that remain are often managed in a sterile, chemically-intensive way that doesn’t support much wildlife.  It's no surprise that for about one-third of Eastern forest birds, populations are dropping sharply.  More than 60 percent of Wood Thrushes, Northern Bobwhites, and Canada, Cerulean, Golden-winged, and Prairie Warblers have vanished over the past 50 years.   

Here’s what Audubon South Carolina and its members are doing to make a difference: