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Forest Health Highlights - 2000

South Carolina


The South Carolina Forestry Commission provides forest health protection assistance to state and private land managers within the State.  The State and the USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection unit fund this program cooperatively.

South Carolina Forest Types


South Carolina Forest Facts

The South Carolina Forestry Commission and USDA Forest Service

In spite of the relatively good health of South Carolina’s forests, a variety of insects and diseases (both native and introduced), and human-caused impacts such as air pollution, continue to threaten the State’s resources.  To deal with this constantly changing mix of challenges, the South Carolina Forestry Commission and the Forest Health Protection unit of the USDA Forest Service cooperate to prevent, detect, suppress and manage this multitude of threats.  The partnership between the two agencies has worked for three decades to maintain and improve the health of South Carolina’s forests. 

Forest Health Protection contributions (dollars) to South Carolina Forestry Commission Cooperative Forest Health program, cooperative suppression projects, and Francis Marion/ Sumter National Forest suppression projects, 1998-2001.
    

1998

1999

2000

2001

Cooperative Forest Health Program

 

60,984

60,984

60,984

54,728

Forest Health Monitoring

 

50,000

100,000

50,000

50,000

Cooperative suppression

Southern pine beetle

0

90,000

200,000

250,000

Francis Marion & Sumter NFs

Southern pine beetle

25,000

25,000

70,000

200,000

 

Gypsy moth eradication

0

24,000

19,000

19,000


For additional information, contact:

South Carolina Forestry Commission
P.O. Box 21707
Columbia, SC  29221

(803) 896-8814
E-mail: aboone@usit.net
http://www.state.sc.us/forest/id.htm

(or)

USDA Forest Service
Forest Health Protection
P.O. Box 2680
Asheville, NC 28802-2680

(828) 257-4317
E-Mail: Asheville Field Office
http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/foresthealth