About Us

Board of Commissioners


Beaufort Soil & Water Conservation District is made up of a volunteer board of five commissioners, two appointed by the state and three elected in the general election. Three associate commissioners volunteer their experience and expertise to the board of commissioners.

The Commissioners

L-R Claude McLeod, Marc Cribb, DNR Land Conservation Director, Alan Ulmer, & Luke Inabinett

Alan A. Ulmer, Jr. Chairperson (A)

Claude E. McLeod, Jr. Vice-Chairperson (A)

Denise M. Parsick, Secretary/Treasurer (E)

Luke Inabinett, Commissioner (E)

Danni Lesesne, Commissioner (E)

Art Holland, Associate

Carol Murphy, Associate

Howard Heckrotte, Associate

District Employees


Shelby Berry, District Manager

Pam Floyd Education Coordinator

Debby Way, Education Specialist

Cindy Jani, Education Specialist

Phyllis Atkins, Community Health, Safety & Trails Specialist


Working with Federal and State Governments

We are the local county partner for USDA- NRCS, Natural Resources Conservation Service. USDA-NRCS provides Farm Bill Programs  and technical assistance for agriculture producers in Beaufort County.

Our Commission is guided by SC DNR Land Conservation Division and they help with technical & education assistance.

EQIP Conservation Practices


Our USDA-NRCS District Conservationist helps many agricultural producers in Beaufort County practice good conservation methods that preserve soil and protect water quality. They are "Helping People Help the Land". See link below to find out more about Farm Bill programs.

SCDNR Land Conservation Division


SC Department of Natural Resources leads the conservation districts throughout the state to advise them on policies and procedures according to state law. 

Coastal and local DNR staff help with education programs, training, and on the ground conservation such as oyster restoration projects.

Come see us at Crystal Lake Park, Lady's Island


Come See Us at Crystal Lake Park!

In Spring 2017 we moved to Beaufort County's Crystal Lake Park on Lady's Island Drive on the corner of  Rue du Bois.

 See map below.


About the Park

Crystal Lake Park is a passive Beaufort County park.               The view is outstanding and the trail is being extended          around the lake.


A variety of species can be seen at Crystal Lake.

Several species of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, trees, plants and insects  can be seen at Crystal Lake Park. Salt water comes into the lake making it brackish so it's not unusual to see a shrimp, small crab, or saltwater fish.

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

Beaufort Conservation District

124 Ladys Island Dr, Ladys Island, SC 29907 Mailing: PO Box 70 Port Royal, SC 29935

(843) 255-7306


Monday - Friday: 9am - 2pm 

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Watch for special events this spring!