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  • 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.

  • 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.