South Carolina Forestry Commission
News Release

September 17, 2012

Controlled Burns Shape South Carolina’s Landscape, Future

(Columbia, SC)-  Registration is now open for the 2012 SC Prescribed Fire Council meeting and landowners who utilize fire (or are considering it) to enhance their property are strongly encouraged to attend on October 4th.

Specifics on newly-revised legislation impacting prescribed fire, discussions on critical smoke management issues, and the latest in technical developments are all on the table for this year’s meeting.  Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits are also available for qualified attendees.  Our meeting will be held in Batesburg-Leesville at T&S Farms on Pond Branch Road October 4th.



Fire is not a man-made land management tool.  Before modern Prescribed Fire Managers introduced scientific principles to the practice, Native Americans used fire for generations to manage game and crop lands.  Before that, Mother Nature, through lightning, utilized fire to the benefit of numerous fire-dependant plant and animal species.

Formed in 2003, the South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council is comprised of individuals representing public agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private landowners who use prescribed fire to manage their lands.  Members of the Council see the need to promote prescribed burning by informing our citizens about the important role fire plays in the stewardship of our natural resources, and by fostering professionalism among practitioners of prescribed burning.

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For more information, contact Scott Hawkins at (803) 896-8820 or Darryl Jones at (803) 896-8817.


The SC Forestry Commission’s mission is to protect and develop South Carolina’s forest resource



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