Stories tagged with "Forestry And Environmental Conservation"

  • 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.

  • State legislators present check to Clemson faculty members.

    State Legislature earmarks $500K for ‘one-of-a-kind’ Hardscramble project

    October 18, 2019

    The South Carolina state legislature is helping to turn a vision of making connections with the natural world into reality on 853 acres of land in Kershaw County known as Hardscramble through $500,000 in funding earmarked to Clemson University to develop educational programming at the property.

  • Plant species are used as erosion control along a forest road.

    Clemson field tours to show alternatives to using invasive species for erosion control

    October 15, 2019

    Aiming to increase education about the potential consequences of introducing invasive species in forestry applications, Clemson University has announced a series of field tours to provide an overview of current best management practices in South Carolina and their importance to protect water quality.

  • Drought conditions affect water level in Lake Hartwell.

    Drought a major disruption for S.C. wildlife and natural resources, Clemson experts say

    October 14, 2019

    With 63 percent of the state in a moderate to exceptional drought and 37 percent experiencing at least severe drought conditions, according to the latest update from United States Drought Monitor, Clemson University experts say it could have both short- and long-term impacts on tree health.

  • Scenic vista from Fetterbush Overlook along Blue Ridge Parkway

    Lack of extreme weather puts southern Appalachians in ‘good shape for great fall color’

    September 23, 2019

    Forest ecologist Don Hagan, who has been making fall foliage predictions for Clemson University for seven years, said all signs point to the potential for a brilliant fall color season in the southern Appalachians ahead … despite some mixed signals the trees have been receiving from the Carolina climate.

  • Photo of a pine forest

    Clemson program prepares women to manage the family forest land

    September 16, 2019

    Clemson University Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a new statewide educational program designed to prepare family forest matriarchs for the reality that they could someday be left to make management decisions about their forestland.

  • PalmettoLEAF logo

    Palmetto LEAF program aims to create leadership pipeline for S.C. agribusiness industry

    September 3, 2019

    CLEMSON — Every impactful industry has influential leaders. Tech or retail, manufacturing or finance, service or hospitality, all require nimble, networked, principled visionaries. These individuals are people at the top of their games, who are passionate about shaping the future of their industries. Now, Clemson University has created a program to help identify and cultivate […]

  • CAFLS seeks applicants for the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Research Initiative

    August 30, 2019

    The College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS) is currently accepting applications for funding for the 2019-2020 CAFLS Undergraduate Research Initiative.  Applications are open to individual undergraduate students working under the mentorship of a CAFLS faculty member, and those chosen will receive $500 for their mentors to use for research expenses. Jean Bertrand, associate […]

  • Summer undergraduate research to be on display at Clemson University

    August 15, 2019

    More than 65 Clemson University students will present at the third annual Summer Creative Inquiry and Undergraduate Research Showcase at the Watt Family Innovation Center Tuesday, Aug. 20.

  • 4-H and FFA teams pose together with South Carolina state flag at WHEP competition.

    South Carolina youth put wildlife habitat knowledge to test at national competition

    August 14, 2019

    As one of two states in the nation with both a 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) team in the National Wildlife Habitat Education Program Contest (WHEP) and with both teams posting stellar scores, South Carolina’s young people made their mark on the national stage after an extended absence. For the first time in more than 20 years, South Carolina had two teams compete in the National Wildlife Habitat Education Program Contest at the Rock Springs 4-H Center in Junction City July 14-17.

  • Invasive feral hogs are trapped on a rural property.

    Clemson brings ‘vampire elephants,’ ‘ecological zombies’ into human-wildlife conflict debate

    August 12, 2019

    New research by Clemson University scientists Shari Rodriguez and Christie Sampson in the open-access journal “PLOS Biology,” examines the effects non-carnivorous species such as feral hogs and elephants can have on humans and livestock and the potential consequences of excluding these animals from research focused on mitigating wildlife impacts on livestock.

  • A watermelon sits in a field.

    Clemson study finds wildflowers create pollinator harmony for watermelons

    August 7, 2019

    A Clemson University graduate student has found adding a little color to watermelon fields can attract pollinators which can help improve quality and increase yields of one of South Carolina’s most important vegetable crops.

  • Black-capped petrel flies above the ocean.

    Clemson researchers take pioneering trek to track endangered ‘little devil’

    July 31, 2019

    Clemson University researchers Patrick Jodice and Yvan Satgé went on a trailblazing expedition among an international team of seabird experts to capture black-capped petrels at sea for the first time and outfit the endangered birds with satellite transmitters.

  • Clemson doctoral student holds pine snake.

    Clemson researchers leading multistate effort to unlock mysteries of elusive snake species

    July 24, 2019

    After nine years of what he called “two geeky nerds spending a lot of time and money looking for a snake,” Bryan Hudson watched the reptile named Russell slither off into the northeast Georgia landscape barely a week after it was captured.

    Hudson admitted he was unlikely to lay eyes on the five-foot-long snake again for a full year. But for the Clemson University doctoral student, his collaborators and a slew of stakeholders on hand for the July 12 release, that’s when the real research on Russell began.

  • Marzieh Motallebi addresses the audience at the recent Carbon Market for South Carolina workshop.

    Clemson workshop explores carbon market’s potential profits for S.C. landowners

    June 3, 2019

    Private owners hold 88 percent of South Carolina’s forestlands — or about 11.3 million acres — and a recent Clemson Extension workshop offered state landowners an opportunity to learn more about the carbon market and how they can create a new revenue stream and help combat climate change through participation.