Francis Marion National Forest - South Tibwin Unit

Purpose: To restore 60 acres of tidal marsh and moist-soil impoundments on Francis Marion National Forest through replacement of water control structures, cleaning of internal ditches and renovation of dikes to facilitate water circulation and water level management. These improvements allow for more intensive management of individual impoundments within the wetlands complex. This project will benefit many species of waterfowl including blue-winged teal, mottled ducks, American wigeon, gadwall, and northern shovelers. 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: 60 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 South Tibwin was completed in fall 1998

DU Contact:

Craig LeSchack

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