The Kiawah Island Natural Habitat Conservancy is a grassroots organization established in 1997 by property owners to preserve the excellent natural habitat of the island. The non-profit organization has a mission to keep this carefully preserved barrier island unique in America through identification, preservation and management of critical maritime strand habitats.

Through extensive research and study the Conservancy has completed an island- wide mapping system to identify key areas of wildlife interest. The inventory has allowed the Conservancy to concentrate its efforts on parcels and natural areas that are significant to continue and sustain optimum habitats.

The Conservancy understands that plant and animal life thrives on a balanced ecosystem. Kiawah Island is rare in that property owners, visitors and wildlife coexist. Frequent wildlife encounters are one of the most appealing pleasures of life on Kiawah. Working with Island entities, the Conservancy ensures acquired properties are appropriately managed and maintained so that native flora and fauna are respected.

Educational efforts geared toward community awareness with several events held each year to provide information and conservation opportunities to both visitors and property owners.

Become part of the legacy for our environment by partnering with the Kiawah Island Natural Habitat Conservancy. Pam Harrington Exclusives has committed their business to support the efforts of this worthwhile organization by participating in the Overnight Guest Program. Visit the Conservancy online at www.kiawahconservancy.org.