ACE Basin is for the birds
The refuge lies along the Atlantic Flyway-the "highway in the sky." Dozens of different birds can be found here throughout the year.
Old ways still the best!
Rice field trunks have been used since the 1700s to control water flow and are still the one of best tools for managing water levels.
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A Piece of History
Originally built by George Washington Morris in 1828, the plantation house has passed through multiple hands until acquired by US Fish & Wildlife Service in 1992. Today, the house is one of the few antebellum mansions left in the area after the Civil War. Come tour the historical home today!About the Refuge
About the Complex
The South Carolina Refuge Complex is home to three other refuges, Cape Romain, Santee, and Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuges. The complex is home to a variety of important wildlife and habitats.
Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin is managed as part of the South Carolina Lowcountry Refuge Complex.
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About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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Saving the ACE Basin
The ACE Basin Project is a group effort between US Fish and Wildlife Service and multiple other partners to preserve the natural resources of this important area of South Carolina.Who's involved?
Endangered wood storks have been slowly leaving their historic south Florida home due to loss of habitat and have moved north to places such as ACE Basin to nest.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Grove Plantation House - ©Garry Tucker/USFWS
Last Updated: Feb 05, 2014