Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center
Southeast Region

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Turkey & Quail Sightings Request

It's that time of year! The Francis Marion National Forest asks that you record turkey and quail sightings on the Forest. You can print out the data sheet to record your sightings or call Danny Carlson, biologist at 843.336.2237 or email The survey will end on August 29, 2015. Enjoy your trips in the Francis Marion!



For Sewee Events, please see our Events Page


Red wolf pup Jewell has vet checkup Red Wolves at Home at the Sewee Center!

The Sewee Center is home to six endangered Red wolves. Two sisters arrived at the Center from the Salisbury Zoological Park on November 1, 2012. On May 21, 2013 a male and female arrived from the captive facility at Alligator River NWR. The male sired six pups at the Sewee Center on April 8, 2014. Two male pups remain at the Sewee Center with their parents. Call the Sewee Center at 843.928.3368 or visit for updated information on the pups. With a population of approximately 300, the Red wolf is one of the most endangered animals in the world today.

Red wolf pup Jewell.
Credit: Karen Soltis


Red Wolf Pups Born at Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center


Red Wolf pups at Sewee Center. Credit: Raye Nilius/USFWS Great News! On April 8th, the captive breeding female, fondly known as "Lilly", gave birth to six pups of which four survived. The Sewee Center is excited to announce that two endangered Red Wolf pups are thriving!


  See the Sewee Events page for detailed information on these and other events scheduled in July and August.







  Image of Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center. Credit: Tricia Lynch/ USFWS
  Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center. Credit: Tricia Lynch/USFWS

See! Touch! Hear! Experience the unique heritage and natural history of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Jointly operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service,the Sewee Center showcases the valuable ecosystems of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and the Francis Marion National Forest and provides educational opportunities
and a pleasant experience for all ages.

What the Center Offers:

  • Exhibits featuring forest to sea ecosystems
  • Live endangered red wolf viewing area with interpretive panels
  • Classroom and laboratory designed for lectures and hands-on experiments
  • Recreation Information Center
  • Book sales outlet
  • Auditorium - an orientation film introduces you to the Forest and Refuge
  • Nature trail - a one mile loop trail encompasses the pond, red wolf enclosure and wooded area surrounding the Center



South Carolina Lowcountry Refuges Complex - News from "Life in the Wild" in Volume 7!

Life in the Wild is the newsletter for the Cape Romain, Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin, Santee and Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuges. With over 115,240 acres, these unique public lands encompass pristine barrier island beaches, rich salt marsh estuary and riverine ecosystems, and forested freshwater wetlands. Learn about how we manage these special areas for wildlife and people in our Life in the Wild Newsletters. Get Outside! Our latest edition, Volume 7, highlights the importance of our collaborative partnerships- agencies, organizationsand communities working together to support our rich natural and cultural histories, promote recreational activities on the refuges, and assist in management efforts underway to protect our habitats and species. Enjoy the newsletter!


Last updated: July 6, 2015
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