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Forest Health Highlights - 2001

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, 1999-2002.

1999

2000

2001

2002

Cooperative Forest Health Program

60,984

60,984

54,728

69,314

Forest Health Monitoring

100,000

50,000

50,000

50,000

Cooperative suppression - southern pine beetle

90,000

200,000

750,000

250,000

Francis Marion & Sumter NFs - southern pine beetle

25,000

70,000

150,000

150,000

Francis Marion & Sumter NFs - gypsy moth eradication

24,000

19,000

19,000

0


For additional information, contact:

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

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

or

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

Phone: (828) 257-4320
E-mail: creynolds02@fs.fed.us
Internet: http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/foresthealth


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