Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, University of South Carolina
South Carolina’s North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses 18,916 acres of tidal marshes, oyster reefs, beaches, and open water that support a variety of species, including threatened sea turtles, sturgeon, least terns, and wood storks. The Reserve includes North Inlet, one of the cleanest and most studied estuaries in the world, and a portion of Winyah Bay, the third largest estuary on the East Coast. Reserve science and education activities promotes stewardship of these important estuaries and their watersheds.
Explore the impact of North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve in 2019, including their teacher training programs and phytoplankton monitoring network.
Latest News from the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve
To protect their cherished marshes, many South Carolina communities are exploring the use of living shorelines. Thanks to our ACE Basin and North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserves, now they have science-based path to secure the permits they need.
For a community hit by a hurricane, recovery can be a long, traumatic process that begins with understanding the storm’s impacts, which helps communities to become more resilient in the future.
This month, NERRA’s correspondent-at-large Nik Charov checks in with Jen Plunket, stewardship coordinator at the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, to run through a Swiss Army knife’s array of tools: fish, fyke nets, films, and floods.