Lowcountry Chapter Meeting
May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lecture: Rewards and Challenges of Managing for a Diverse and Healthy Habitat
Speaker: Jim Westerhold, General Manager, Boone Hall Plantation and Farms
Jim Westerhold received his education by growing up on a farm and a Masters degree from Clemson in wildlife management. He has been managing natural resources in SC, mostly the coastal plain, for over 30 years. Jim left a great job at Horry Georgetown Technical College to take his dream job of managing Boone Hall in May of 2020. Boone Hall Plantation is a 700-acre property in the middle of Mount Pleasant. The goal is to manage every acre for long-term benefit for the community. The obstacles (public perception and expectations, present high quantity of non-native plants, Covid, education of paid visitors, etc.) are difficult, but the need and opportunity exist. Jim will discuss his approach to management of Boone Hall Plantation.
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