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Refuge Information

The Ashepoo Combahee and South Edisto (ACE) Basin Project

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?
A Piece of History

The Grove Plantation House

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

South Carolina Lowcountry Refuges Complex

Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the South Carolina Lowcountry Refuges Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS