A scene of dunes and marsh on Otter Island in the ACE Basin


Our Stewardship program works to serve both the natural and human communities within and surrounding the Reserve. Efforts are directed towards two general categories: land stewardship and fostering stewardship among ACE Basin constituents.

Wildlife & Land Conservation

SCDNR conducting a controlled burn on South Fenwick Island

We work to protect and maintain the islands and waterways in and around the Reserve.

Community Science

A group on the beach gathered around an instructor

You can contribute to a number of current projects from your backyard or here in the ACE Basin to help scientists study water quality, animal migration and more.

Visitors of the ACE Basin

Visitors of Botany Bay birdwatch along a walking trail

We rely on community members and visitors to help us protect our land and water.