"In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations."
- From the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy

Our goal at The Huffines Company is to assist significant landowners in the South Carolina Lowcountry with the implementation of conservation easements for their Southern Plantations, Hunting Properties and Luxury Estates. We aspire to leave a legacy of unspoiled wetlands and native South Carolina habitat for future generations to love and enjoy.


South Carolina has a heritage of beautiful vistas, diverse wildlife and abundant natural resources. Yet every year, thousands of acres of South Carolina’s most fragile forests, rivers and coastline are permanently altered, threatening this precious heritage.

Protecting the ecological, scenic and natural resources on your land can benefit you and future generations, as well as the environment. Voluntary conservation easements are one of the most powerful tools available today for private landowners to permanently conserve these resources. The Huffines Company has been actively assisting landowners with their land protection goals by assisting in conservation easement creation and appraisals for over 35 years. Today more than ever, long-term protection of South Carolina’s natural heritage depends in part on the actions of private landowners with the foresight to plan ahead and chart a course for the future.

ACE Basin

The Huffines Company is committed to preserving the pristine coastal environment of the ACE Basin. The ACE Basin presently encompasses about 350,000 acres and much of this has been preserved for future generation through private conservation easements.

The ACE Basin is one of the largest undeveloped estuaries on the East Coast. It’s named for the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto rivers, which meander past cypress swamps, historic plantation homes, old rice fields and abundant tidal marshes to meet at South Carolina’s biologically rich St. Helena Sound.

The ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve protects the natural beauty, abundant wildlife and unique cultural heritage of the area. In addition, the reserve preserves habitat for many endangered or threatened species, such as shortnose sturgeon, wood storks, loggerhead sea turtles and bald eagles.