Rural and Critical Lands Preservation

Rural and Critical Lands

Since 2000, The Beaufort County Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program has preserved over 23,000 acres for conservation, parks, buffers, scenic vistas and for preservation of valuable economic and natural resources.  The County has acquired land via an ordinary fee simple purchase or by a purchase or donation of development rights, which often allows the property owner and his family to remain on the land and use it for farming, hunting, fishing or other historic purposes agreed upon at the time of sale.  The following link provides the most recent annual report.

Rural and Critical Lands Preservation Program Annual Report - 2016

CLICK HERE for a detailed spreadsheet of all projects.

The program is currently administered by the Beaufort County Open Land Trust. 

BC Open Land Trust