Welcome to Beaufort Soil & Water Conservation District



About Us

L-R, Alan Ulmer, Denise Parsick, Claude McLeod, & Don Sanders

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.

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

The Commissioners

Alan A. Ulmer, Jr. Chairperson (A)

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

Denise M. Parsick, Secretary/Treasurer (E)

Luke Inabinett, Commissioner (E)

Don Sanders, Commissioner (E)

Art Holland, Associate

Carol Murphy, Associate

Howard Heckrotte, Associate

L-R, Alan Ulmer, Pam Floyd, Claude McLeod, Art Holland

District Employees

Shelby Berry, District Manager

Pam Floyd Education Coordinator

Debby Way, Education Specialist

Phyllis Atkins, Community Health, Safety & Trails Specialist

Cindy Jani, Education 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.

We've Moved - We're now at Crystal Lake Park, Lady's Island

Come See Us at Crystal Lake Park!

We are now at 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 views are outstanding and the trail to the lake is being extended  to make a path around the lake.

A variety of species can be seen at Crystal Lake.

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

An Egret rests on a railing after our rare lowcountry snow.

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 hours coming soon! * Sunday: Closed