Francis Marion National Forest - North Tibwin Unit

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to restore management potential on existing tidal and non-tidal wetland impoundments (107 acres) by replacing outdated water control structures, cleaning of internal ditches and reconfiguration of dikes to facilitate water circulation and water level management. These improvements allow for more intensive management of individual impoundments within the wetlands complex. Blue-winged teal, mottled ducks, American wigeon, gadwall, northern shovelers and hooded mergansers will be attracted to this project area, as well as, wading birds, shorebirds, neotropical migrant songbirds and raptors. The area is managed by USDA Forest Service and South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources to provide quality wetlands habitat for wintering waterfowl.

Location: The project is located in Charleston County approximately 3 miles southwest of McClellanville, SC  

Acres Impacted: 107 acres

Habitat Types: Tidal Brackish Impoundments
Natural Moist-soil Vegetation
Flooded Agricultural Crops  

Partners: USDA Forest Service
SC Department of Natural Resources
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Timeline: Construction on North Tibwin was completed in summer 1999

DU Contact:

Craig LeSchack

Director of Conservation Programs
South Atlantic Field Office
3896 Leeds Ave.
Charleston, SC 29405