Resources and Expertise
On-site training with equipment and assistance with program design and development
(including expertise learning the local habitats) can be arranged. Site-specific resources
to facilitate your field studies include reference materials, archived collections,
and publications. Ongoing studies and comprehensive, long-term, computerized databases
provide a baseline and context for new studies. Regular communication (including video
teleconferencing) and travel between the field laboratory and the Columbia campus
make it possible for scientists visiting the field laboratory to interact with other
researchers and to access additional research resources.
Reservation & Rates
Reservations are required to do any field work on the property regardless of the amount
of time you will stay. Fees are charged for lodging and conference facilities, and
also for laboratory space, equipment, boats and vehicles, and some services. Basic
laboratory equipment and non-expendable supplies are included with laboratory space
rental. There is no charge for orientation to the site and programs. See current reservations & rates.
Housing, laboratory space, and conference facilites
Collecting and/or activities that the public normally would not be allowed to do require a permit from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR, Charleston, 803-795-6350). Contact SCDNR well in advance of your trip to secure any needed permits.