The South Carolina Forestry Commission is charged with overseeing Forestry Best Management Practices (BMPs) across the state, among many other responsibilities. Forestry BMPs are a set of guidelines designed primarily to protect water quality while forest operations such as logging, road construction and site preparation are being performed. One ofContinue Reading

Congaree National Park is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the park’s Recreation Fee Program. The following expanded amenity fees are being proposed: • Picnic shelter reservations ($25 for up to 4 hours, or $50 per day). This expanded amenity fee will allow visitors to reserve the picnic shelter,Continue Reading

State agriculture officials are warning South Carolinians to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture and Clemson University’s Regulatory Services division are working together to investigate after residents reported receiving packages they did not order. Similar reports, many involving addresses fromContinue Reading

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) is expanding their event Forks Knives, and Spoonbills: A Dinner Celebrating Conservation by hosting three dinners in the spring of 2020. Partnering restaurants include Spotted Salamander (Columbia), The Anchorage 1770’s Ribaut Social Club (Beaufort) and Passerelle Bistro (Greenville). Each dinner will feature a six-courseContinue Reading

Sesquicentennial State Park is offering a Full Moon Hike September 13 at 8 pm. Experience trails by the light of the full moon, and if you’re superstitious. Join in this guided 2-mile hike where you can look and listen to the forest at night. This program is designed for agesContinue Reading

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) recently hired Shannon Leigh (Turbeville) Keenan as the organization’s new Director of Development and Events. In her new role, Keenan will maintain donor relationships, publicity initiatives and coordinate special events for SCWF across the entire state of South Carolina. “We are in an excitingContinue Reading

The Richland County Soil and Water Conservation District has several opportunities for K-12 teachers, staff and students to get involved in conservation efforts as the school year kicks off. Conservation Education Mini-Grants Faculty and staff at public, private and alternative schools in Richland County are eligible to apply for Conservation EducationContinue Reading