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Stories tagged with "Department Of Forestry And Environmental Conservation"

  • Students study marsh area.

    Clemson’s relationship with Nemours still going and growing 25 years later

    November 23, 2020

    As the Nemours Wildlife Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, the relationship between Clemson University and Nemours continues going strong and making a major impact on both students and programs. All told, Clemson has placed 25 undergraduate interns and 16 graduate students who have produced nine peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals through Nemours.

  • Breanna Ondich holds a turtle

    Clemson brings accessibility to professional wildlife and fisheries resources degree

    November 16, 2020

    The Master of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources (MWFR) degree in Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences offers a key ingredient to making many students’ educational goals possible: accessibility. With a new online delivery option for students with experience in natural resources who wish to enhance their professional degree skills, the non-thesis program is in a fully online format, allowing lectures to be available 24/7.

  • Crystal Smith standing in the woods with smoke behind her.

    CAFLS student, Air Force veteran, works on impressive research projects

    October 20, 2020

    Clemson, S.C- Crystal Smith is a non-traditional student whose research in fire makes her a fiery forced to be reckoned with. The Clemson University junior and South Florida native says that she has always loved animals since her childhood. “I grew up wanting to be a veterinarian, like a lot of kids do, and I […]

  • View of southern Appalachians

    ‘Full spectrum of fall colors’ on tap for southern Appalachians, Clemson expert says

    October 2, 2020

    The sky was blue and air crisp as the Blue Ridge Parkway climbed above 5,000 feet in elevation on the first day of autumn, but the deciduous trees below that magical mark where the leaves begin to change each fall had yet to reveal their collective hand. But the matching green color scheme will assuredly soon start to transform into myriad shades of orange, red and purple, according to Clemson University forest ecologist Don Hagan, and the lack of drought or extreme weather to put undue stress on the trees rising up the slope means the stage is set for a spectacular fall color season in the southern Appalachians. And, potentially, one arriving promptly.

  • Colorful LiDar image of trees and landscape

    USDA grant will support Clemson team’s quest to modernize the teaching of soil science

    September 7, 2020

    Clemson, S.C. – A team at Clemson University is working to innovate how agricultural colleges incorporate technology into classes fundamental to the educational success of their students. Elena Mikhailova and Christopher Post, professors in Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, were awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture Higher Education Challenge grant for their […]

  • Petty head shot

    Clemson names Petty chair of forestry and environmental conservation

    September 7, 2020

    Having watched from the periphery as Clemson established itself as an exceptional land-grant institution on the national stage, Todd Petty says the opportunity to lead its Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation (FEC) to the next level — that of a world-class research university — was one he could not pass up.

  • Researchers work with rainfall simulator

    Clemson study: Prescribed fire doesn’t hinder forests from producing clean water

    August 31, 2020

    A new study by Clemson University researchers lends further credence to the effectiveness of prescribed fire as a forest management tool that does not adversely impact ecosystem health by increasing sediment or nutrient runoff.

  • Scenic view of waterways around Edisto Island.

    Clemson seeks community input into cleanup plan for Edisto waterways

    August 10, 2020

    Clemson’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation and Clemson Extension are working with local and state agencies to create a community-driven watershed plan for the area — a first step toward reducing pollution and improving water quality for the Edisto community.

  • Yarrow leads students on hike in mountains

    Thomas Green Clemson Award winner’s legacy reveals power of personal relationships

    May 27, 2020

    Academia can create a cold and competitive culture, but those who know Greg Yarrow say he is proof positive that it isn’t a requirement. Excellence in university faculty might be measured in many ways — by knowledge imparted, by research conducted, by initiatives pushed forward — and those points all come up when students and […]

  • To the CAFLS Class of 2020

    May 7, 2020

    During your time in CAFLS, you proved your excellence and showed your mettle by winning regional agribusiness competitions, national leadership awards, national research poster and presentation awards, national packaging science awards, and soil judging competitions. You spent your summers on amazing internships. You took cross-country bicycle trips to raise money for affordable housing, started a foundation to match shelter dogs with veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and cultivated and harvested deer corn that you sold to raise money for wounded soldiers.

  • 10 years after Deepwater Horizon disaster, Clemson helps continue recovery research

    April 30, 2020

    A decade removed from the largest environmental disaster in United States history, scientists continue work to ensure the nation is better prepared to respond to another such catastrophe — all the while hoping it never needs to do so. April 30, 2020, marks the 10th anniversary of oil coming ashore and impacting the Gulf of […]


    Clemson online instruction through end of spring semester; all events suspended

    March 19, 2020

    To the Clemson Community: These are challenging times unlike anything I have seen in more than 30 years of working in higher education. I know many of you are concerned about your health, and the health of your loved ones – we are, too. In fact, every decision we have made over the past few […]

  • A wood duck is held for a photo.

    Clemson researchers collaborating on groundbreaking duck study

    March 11, 2020

    Perhaps the most dangerous phrase in any industry is “because we’ve always done it this way,” and Clemson University researchers are studying whether a widely accepted management tool for waterfowl is all it’s quacked up to be.

  • CBASS presenter displays her research

    CBASS Symposium cancelled

    February 27, 2020

    Update: The event below has been cancelled. For more information, contact Kursten Anderson at   CLEMSON – The Clemson Biological Sciences Annual Student Symposium (CBASS), which was to be held Saturday, March 28, has been cancelled. To participate, please submit a presentation for CBASS 2020, which welcomes all undergrads, graduate students, and postdocs involved […]

  • Trees stand in forest.

    Registration open for annual Clemson Extension forestry summit

    February 21, 2020

    Back for its 15th year, Clemson Cooperative Extension is offering its “Growing our Future” Annual Forestry Meeting to landowners, foresters and others interested in learning more about managing forested lands. The meeting is set for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 29 at T&S Farms in Leesville, S.C.