The Nemours Wildlife Foundation was established by the late Eugene duPont , III and his family in 1995.  The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public, non-profit foundation administered by a dedicated, enthusiastic board of directors.  Nemours Wildlife Foundation aspires to be a leader in the scientific study and stewardship of our natural resources.

Eugene duPont III 1914-1995

Tagging Marsh Hens for biological research

Nemours Wildlife Foundation is housed on and operates the nearly 10,000 acre Nemours Plantation in northern Beaufort County, South Carolina.  Nemours contains a rich diversity of habitats including remnant rice fields, fresh and brackish water marshes, upland pine and hardwood forests, bottomland hardwoods, and cypress/tupelo forests.  The plantation lies within the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto (ACE) River Basin which is listed by The Nature Conservancy as “one of the last great places”.  The Foundation’s setting in this incredibly diverse natural landscape provides unmatched opportunities for conducting scientific and educational programs.

Our Vision: To honor the legacy of Eugene duPont, III, and his family through excellence in land stewardship, education and discovery of the knowledge needed to manage, sustain, and restore wildlife populations and their habitats, and improve our quality of life.

Our Mission:

– To develop and use management practices that conserve and sustain wildlife populations and their habitats.
– To deliver a research program that enhances our understanding of wildlife populations and their habitats and provides science-based information for decision-making on all issues impacting natural resources conservation.
– To deliver an educational and outreach program that enhances the appreciation of nature for all citizens.
– To preserve our hunting, fishing and outdoor recreational heritage, and promote conservation ethics.

We partner with the Outdoor Dream Foundation to provide opportunities for their special kids.

Students sort through a trawl catch as they learn about ACE Basin Rivers.

Students sort through a trawl catch as they learn about ACE Basin Rivers.