Drive into Botany Bay Heritage Preserve

Protecting South Carolina's Natural & Cultural Heritage Since 1974

For nearly 50 years, SCDNR’s Heritage Trust Program has preserved and protected natural and cultural properties across South Carolina. Whether you are a South Carolina resident or visiting our beautiful state, take the opportunity to explore our diverse preserves, learn about current research, and discover how you can get involved.

school tour at Kolb site.

Educator Workshops

Learn how to bring archaeology into the classroom. Apply for 2019 Project Archaeology Educator Workshops, hosted at the Parker Annex Archaeology Center.

Herbarium specimen from the Flora Caroliniana database.

Flora Caroliniana

What grows in your neck of the woods? Explore the plants of South Carolina. Find over 250,000 voucher specimens from 10 different herbaria.

longleaf pine and wiregrass savannah

Find a Heritage Preserve

With 75 Cultural and Natural Heritage Preserves covering nearly 100,000 acres across the state, you are sure to find something unique near you.