Charleston's Duff Holbrook will be among 16 people honored today in Columbia as Legends of Conservation by the South Carolina Wildlife Federation.

The federation is celebrating 80 years of advocating, educating and supporting the state's wildlife and habitats by honoring those who have made lasting contributions to preserving and protecting the state's natural resources. All of the honorees are at least 80 years old.

Holbrook was president of White Oak Forestry Corporation from its inception in 1984 until he retired in 2005. White Oak is a timber plantation located in the Santee Coastal area.

The other honorees are Wade Batson, Marion Burnside, Jr., Anne Close, Mary Crum, Evelyn Dabbs, Harry Dalton, Lucas Dargan, John Drummond, Ernest F. Hollings, Jacqueline Jacobs, Coy Johnston, Anne Worsham Richardson, Edmund and Mary Taylor, and C. Thomas Wyche.