Beaufort County, South Carolina

Report and Fact Sheet

Photo of people riding bikes on Spanish Moss TrailPhoto credit: AJ Pierro Photography

The parks, trails, and conserved open spaces in Beaufort County, South Carolina, provide substantial economic benefits to the community's residents. The Trust for Public Land’s Conservation Economics team identified nine ways these lands contribute to the local economy: enhancing property value, providing clean water, improving air quality, boosting tourism, enabling recreational use, increasing public health, propelling economic development, bolstering farming, and supporting military installations. This report by The Trust for Public Land quantifies these benefits in Beaufort County for the first time and demonstrates the significant economic value that they generate.