South Carolina

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Forest Action Plan

Embracing the challenges facing South Carolina’s forests

Forestry in South Carolina is a vital component of the state’s economic well-being, contributing over $17 billion to the economy and providing nearly 90,000 jobs. At the same time, the forests of South Carolina face many challenges, ranging from biological threats such as insect and disease attacks to those that are human-caused, such as population growth and wildfires.

To help ensure that these issues do not reduce the viability of this crucial resource, the South Carolina Forestry Commission developed a Statewide Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy. Utilizing its own foresters as well as other natural resource experts from other organizations, the Commission performed a comprehensive analysis of these challenges and developed strategies to address them.


Best Management Practices

South Carolina’s best management practices (BMPs) program is quasi-regulatory. The agencies responsible for BMPs policy development are the South Carolina Forestry Commission, Departments of Health and Environmental Management and the US Corps of Engineers.

Click here to view the most recent BMPs recommendations on the state forestry agency website.

Download the program survey results to view implementation rates and the full research findings.

South Carolina Forestry Publications

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