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South Carolina

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 more than $21 billion to the economy and providing nearly 100,000 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. Based on input from its own foresters as well as from 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 non-regulatory. The agency responsible for BMPs policy development is the South Carolina Forestry Commission.

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

Click the following links to view available BMP monitoring data and implementation rates from NASF’s 2015 BMP survey and NASF’s 2019 BMP survey.

South Carolina Forestry Publications

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