South Carolina Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program Information
Highlighted among South Carolina's WHIP projects are the Beach Vitex Project with Clemson University's Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science; trout preservation project (Partners for Trout) in the upstate of South Carolina; a waterfowl project (South Carolina Partners) in the coastal region; the Newberry County Indian Creek Quail Habitat Initiative; and the Georgetown County Invasive Species Project. South Carolina NRCS enrolled individual contracts with landowners across the state in 2009.
The program helps landowners develop habitat for upland wildlife, threatened and endangered species, fish, and other wildlife in South Carolina. The bobwhite quail, wintering waterfowl and shorebird habitat, invasive plant species, and threatened and endangered plant and animal species have been identified as the “priority conservation concern” in the state.