The Ace Basin

(Wildlife and Sea Island Culture)

Portion of Landsat infrared satellite image of the ACE Basin (1983).
Portion of topographic map of the ACE Basin from the Walterboro USGS quadrangle (1990).

Cartographic Products:

Coastal Satellite Image                                                                ACE Basin
            (LANDSAT)                                                                       (Topo Map)   

Coastal Satellite Image                                             ACE Basin Topo Map

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Background Information
    Description of Landforms, Drainage Patterns, and Geologic Processes
        Characteristic Landforms of the Coastal Zone
        Geographic Features of Special Interest
        Carolina Grand Strand
        Santee Delta
        Sea Islands
    Influence of Topography on Historical Events and Cultural Trends
        Coastal Zone Attracts Settlers
        Native American Coastal Cultures
        Early Spanish Settlements
        Establishment of Santa Elena
        Charles Towne: First British Settlement
        Eliza Lucas Pinckney Introduces Indigo
        Pirates: A Coastal Zone Legacy
        Charleston Under Siege During the Civil War
        The Battle of Port Royal Sound
        Black Volunteers in Union Service on the Sea Islands
        The Future of the Coast
    Natural Resources, Land Use, and Environmental Concerns
        Climate and Water Resources
        Soil Resources of the Coastal Zone
        Issues Related to Growth and Development
        Unique Habitats of the Coastal Zone
        Fisheries and the Seafood Industry

Study Site 9C--The ACE Basin (Wildlife & Sea Island Culture)
    Brief Site Description
        The ACE Basin as an Important Ecological Site
        Sea Island Cotton
        The Gullah Language
        Stories from the Sea Island Gullah Tradition
        The Port Royal Experiment
        The Penn School and Penn Center Resource Site
    Activity 9C-1: The Wildlife District