The mission of the South Carolina Forestry Commission is to protect, promote, enhance, and nurture the forest lands of South Carolina in a manner consistent with achieving the greatest good for its citizens.

Responsibilities extend to all forest lands, both rural and urban, and to all associated forest values and amenities including, but not limited to, timber, wildlife, water quality, air quality, soil protection, recreation, and aesthetics.

Important News, Upcoming Events or New Publications

The South Carolina Forestry Commission (SCFC) is now accepting applications for the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA)/National Fire Plan (NFP) Grant. Application deadline is September 30, 2015.

State Forester Gene Kodama Named Gifford Pinchot Medal Winner
Society of American Foresters to present SCFC director with prestigious national award

South Carolina State Forester Gene Kodama has been selected to receive the Society of American Foresters’ Gifford Pinchot Medal. One of the most esteemed forestry awards in the nation, the medal is presented every two years to a forestry professional in recognition of exceptional contributions to the administration, practice and development of forestry in North America. Nominees for the Gifford Pinchot Medal must have demonstrated exemplary actions that further the field of forestry by making an indelible mark on the profession and being a person of action.


2015-16 Seedling Price Guide Now Available
Taylor Nursery now taking orders year-round

The South Carolina Forestry Commission's Taylor Nursery in Edgefield is excited about its new ability to take seedling orders year-round! Check out our wide variety of selections and great prices by viewing/downloading our new 2015-16 price guide and screen-fillable order form. Offering 40 bareroot and containerized selections of hardwood and softwood trees, Taylor Nursery features high-quality seedlings for timber production, wildlife habitat, Christmas trees and forest restoration. Seeds for our loblolly and longleaf pine selections are produced in agency orchards that have been developed specifically for South Carolina’s climate and soils.


SCFC supports Southern Group of State Foresters' position on 'pine decline'
The overall health of southern pines is strong and resilient. Productivity in loblolly pine continues to increase, while major efforts to restore longleaf and shortleaf pine habitat on appropriate sites are ongoing. The pine decline issue should be used by forest health specialists to discuss forest health and resiliency issues with managers, consolidate what we know and don’t know about southern pine management and springboard thoughtful research to tackle difficult questions. It should not be used to spread fear and uncertainty about time-tested silvicultural practices that have had demonstrably positive impacts on forestland throughout the Southeastern United States.
–excerpted from the Southern Group of State Foresters' position statement



Forestry Commission’s 2014 Forestry Report to the Governor and General Assembly (pdf)

Forestry Commission’s Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report (pdf)

2014 Winter Storm Information



Current Wildland Fires in South Carolina

Current Burning Notifications

Today's Fire Weather

Seedlings for Sale

Current Timber Price Reports

Current State Land Timber Sales - Upcoming timber sales on state owned forestland.

Purchase Recreation Permits Online (opens in a new window)


South Carolina's Forested Acreage by County (pdf)

South Carolina's Forest Industry Factsheet (pdf)

SC Forest Inventory and Analysis 2012
(pdf) Tables (pdf)

SC Timber Products Output and Use, 2011
(pdf) Tables (pdf)

State of South Carolina's Forests Fact Sheet (pdf)

State Forest Sustainable Commitment Statement (pdf)

South Carolina Forestry's 2015 Project

South Carolina Forest Resource Assessment (Forest Action Plan)

Primary Forest Industry Directory - list of all wood and paper manufacturing industries in the state.

ATTENTION South Carolina landowners, it's time to GROW SOME GREEN

South Carolina's Most Damaging Wildfire -Highway 31 Fire Horry County

Income Tax Deduction for Timber Casualty Loss (pdf)

Tax Tips for Forest Landowners (pdf)

Federal Income Tax on Timber: A Key to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions (opens in a new window)

S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior and S-130 Wildland Firefighter Training Now Available

South Carolina Forestry Commission's Annual Report Summary 2011-2012


Value of South Carolina's Timber Delivered in 2011 (pdf)

A Landowners Guide to Forestry in South Carolina - 2011 (pdf)

Forest Products Fact Sheet (pdf)


South Carolina Harvest and Utilization Study, 2011 (pdf -opens in another window)

Employment Opportunities (opens in a new window)

How to Report a Wildfire

How to Report Woods Arson

If you have any Questions? Check our Frequently Asked Questions or Email us.

SC State Government Home Page

South Carolina Forestry Commission
5500 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
Phone: 803-896-8800
Fax: 803-798-8097

The South Carolina Forestry Commission and the USDA Forest Service prohibit discrimination in all programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. To file a complaint of discrimination with the SC Forestry Commission contact the Human Resources Director, SC Forestry Commission, P.O. Box 21707, Columbia, SC 29221, or call (803)896-8879.
Both the USDA and the Forestry Commission are equal opportunity providers and employers.

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The Commission makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information found on this home page, but offers no warranty with regard to it.


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