Myles Hutton of Easley was sixth highest-scoring individual in the 2017 National 4-H Forestry Invitational held July 30 through Aug. 3 at West Virginia University's Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp and Conference Center. Ethan Altman of Saluda and Ashton Hallman of Ward joined Hutton on the South Carolina team, which took ninth place nationally.
Land and nature can bind mankind together. That’s the theme of “The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature,” a new book penned by Clemson University professor J. Drew Lanham.
South Carolina timber growers can learn from experts how to grow more profitable crops at a May 4 meeting at T and S Farm in Leesville.
Following some basic rules of planting will help a young pecan tree grow into a large, healthy adult. Unfortunately, if you ignore these rules, the tree is likely to suffer.
The forestry sector in South Carolina has an annual economic impact of $18.6 billion, employs more than 90,000 people, is the largest harvested crop at $759 million and is the No. 1 export commodity from the Port of Charleston at $1.5 billion. And yet, there remains plenty of room for growth.
CLEMSON – Like a jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces, the natural world’s swaths of once-unbroken habitat have been fragmented and disconnected – much to the detriment of many animals and plants. Biological diversity – the evolutionary and ecological process that gives rise to new species and assemblages – is paying a heavy price. One of […]
Saluda resident and South Carolina 4-H member Devin Hipp earned the Joe Yeager Spirit of the Invitational award at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational in West Virginia this summer. The award recognizes an outstanding 4-H contestant who takes initiative, shows enthusiasm and leads in academic and social situations.
Finding new markets for South Carolina’s abundance of timber, changing how commercial buildings are constructed and keeping the state’s more than 13 million acres of timberland healthy is the focus of a $250,000 grant awarded to Clemson’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D).
A new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the use of crops that can both open new markets for South Carolina landowners and support the growing global demand for renewable energy.
Clemson Extension is working with landowners throughout South Carolina on forest and wildlife regeneration. Species such as bobwhite quail, which began to decline in the mid-1940s because of deteriorating habitat conditions, are slowly starting to rebound.
Jo Claire Hanvey Hickson, left, and her husband, Dr. Harry T. Hickson, have bequeathed a portion of her family property to Clemson’s Timberland Legacy Program, where it will be used as a living classroom.
Gov. Nikki Haley proclaimed Prescribed Fire Awareness Month in South Carolina. A coalition of state, federal and non-governmental land management organizations under the umbrella of the South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council requested the proclamation to raise awareness of the essential role that fire plays in both the stewardship of natural resources and the protection of lives and property.
The largest industry in South Carolina has cast aside the withering effects of the Great Recession and continued to flourish at an impressive rate, according to a 2015 report cited Tuesday in the State House by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
South Carolina and Canada already benefit greatly from close economic ties, but the relationship can be stronger. That was the message coming out of a conference hosted by Clemson University’s Canada Center and Wood Utilization + Design Institute. The meeting on the Clemson campus focused on ways to strengthen and expand forestry industry ties and opportunities between the Palmetto State and its partner north of the border.
A rare summer cool snap may mean that fall colors in the Southern Appalachians could peak a few days sooner than normal, according to Clemson University forest ecologist Donald Hagan.