Archived News Releases

November 2013

Forestry Sector Thanks Governor Haley for Sustained Support - November 21, 2013

October 2013

STATE'S WATER QUALITY PROTECTED BY FORESTRY COMMISSION COURTESY EXAMS - October 28, 2013

September 2013

Forestry Commission State Forests Achieve Internationally Recognized Certification - September 19, 2013

Schools Benefit Again Through Active Management of State Forests - September 10, 2013

Study Shows SC Forest Industry Positioned for Growth - September 9, 2013

July 2013

FORESTRY COMMISSION NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR SEEDLINGS - July 2, 2013

May 2013

Forestry Commission Releases Biomass Harvesting Guidelines - May 7, 2013

March 2013

Red Flag Lifted - March 18, 2013

RED FLAG FIRE ALERT ISSUED STATEWIDE BY STATE FORESTRY COMMISSION - March 15, 2013

February 2013

Arrest Focuses Spotlight on SC Timber Laws - February 27, 2013

As Tax Deadline Approaches, Remember Your State Forests - February 6, 2013

STATE'S WATER QUALITY PROTECTED BY FORESTRY COMMISSION COURTESY EXAMS - February 6, 2013

January 2013

SC FORESTRY COMMISSION ARRESTS GA MAN ON BREACH OF TRUST - January 11, 2013

December 2012

UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP TAKES AIM AT SUPPORTING MILITARY FAMILIES - December 12, 2012

November 2012

SC State Forester Picked for National Forestry Award - November 19, 2012

October 2012

FORESTRY AGENCY RETURNS PERCENTAGE OF REVENUE TO SC's STUDENTS - October 11, 2012

September 2012

Controlled Burns Shape South Carolina's Landscape, Future - September 17, 2012

SC Tree Planters Have Three More Weeks to Get First Pick of Forestry Commission Seedlings - September 10, 2012

 

 

July 2012

OPTIONS ABOUND FOR SC LANDOWNERS LOOKING TO PLANT TREES - July 18, 2012

Joggers, Bicyclists, Hikers Urged to Heed Signage at Harbison State Forest - July 18, 2012

May 2012

North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department Receives Wildland Firefighting Gear Grant - May 24, 2012

Logjam Ending After Visit by Chinese Inspectors - May 24, 2012

April 2012

USC Professor Recognized with State Environmental Award - April 26, 2012

Volunteer Firefighter Charged in Woods Arson - April 5, 2012

As Tax Deadline Approaches, Remember Your State Forests - April 4, 2012

 

March 2012

Tick Awareness Urged Following Mild Winter, Warm Spring - March 30, 2012

Forestry Commission Bolsters Fire Prevention Efforts with FM Global Grant - March 28, 2012

CATERPILLARS OFFER TOUCH OF HALLOWEEN IN SPRINGTIME - March 23, 2012

SCFC INVESTIGATING ARSON FIRE - March 15, 2012

February 2012

Remember Your State Forests on SC Tax Returns! - February 13, 2012

January 2012

TREES PAY, CRIME DOES NOT - January 25, 2012

COUNTY, STATE FIRE OFFICIALS SPOTLIGHT STRICTER BURNING LAWS AIMED AT PREVENTING WILDFIRES - January 24, 2012

FORESTRY RESEARCHERS: LAUREL WILT PEST NOW SPREADING INTO GEORGETOWN COUNTY - January 20, 2012

TRESPASSING CHARGES ADDED FOLLOWING THEFT ARREST - January 6, 2012

December 2011

CANAL WOOD, LLC TO PAY BACK U.S. GOVERNMENT - December 15, 2011

Forestry Community Thanks State Senator for Years of Support - December 12, 2011

SC Forestry Commission Arrests North Carolina Timber Harvester - December 12, 2011

November 2011

The South Carolina Forestry Commission’s Tannenbaum Top-ten (Tips for Christmas tree health & safety) - November 30, 2011

Manchester State Forest Employee is Agency’s Newest Cop - November 15, 2011

Nominations Wanted for 2011’s Environmental Awareness Award - November 14, 2011

October 2011

STATE’S WATER QUALITY PROTECTED BY FORESTRY COMMISSION COURTESY EXAMS - October 31, 2011

TIMBER FRAUD SUSPECT APPREHENDED IN GA, CHARGED IN SC - October 3, 2011

September 2011

SC Tree Planters Have Two More Weeks to Get “First Pick” of Forestry Commission Seedlings - September 16, 2011

August 2011

SC FORESTRY COMMISSION PERSONNEL DISPATCHED TO FIGHT TEXAS WILDFIRES - August 22, 2011

Forestry Commission Announces Expanded Fishing Opportunities at Wee Tee State Forest - August 19, 2011

June 2011

STATE WILDFIRE RESPONSE AGENCY URGES COMMON SENSE ON FIREWORKS - June 29, 2011

FORESTRY COMMISSION NABS FOUR WILDFIRE ARSONISTS IN KERSHAW COUNTY - June 3, 2011

February 2011

Nurturing State Forests Now an Option on SC Tax Returns - February 14, 2011

CHECK PRESENTATION PLANNED Will Recognize Barefoot Resort?s Steps Toward Becoming "FIREWISE" - February 10, 2011

December 2010

TOOLS, VEHICLES, AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE GEAR STOLEN FROM FORESTRY COMMISSION - December 30, 2010

HISTORIC SEEDLING TO BECOME STATE’S OFFICIAL 5 BILLIONTH PLANTED TREE - December 1, 2010

October 2010

FORESTRY COMMISSION MUSTERS TROOPS FOR BATTLE WITH INVASIVE SPECIES - October 26, 2010

August 2010

LEARN TO BURN Prescribed Burning Certification Class Offered - August 18, 2010

July 2010

JOINT EFFORT IDENTIFIES FRIENDS/FOES OF SOUTH CAROLINA FORESTS - July 28, 2010

FORESTRY JOBS INITIATIVE GAINS TRACTION - July 2, 2010

May 2010

FORESTRY COMMISSION, AMERICAN RED CROSS TO MARK ANNIVERSARY OF WILDFIRE’S END - May 24, 2010

VOMITING CATERPILLAR DINING ON SC OAKS - May 7, 2010

AGENCIES SIGN PACT FOR ENHANCED WETLANDS PROTECTION - May 7, 2010

March 2010

UNWELCOME CAMPERS MAY BE POPPING TENTS UP ON YOUR PROPERTY - March 31, 2010

LOCAL WOODLAND OWNER RECOGNIZED FOR FOREST STEWARDSHIP BY STATE AGENCY - March 31, 2010

SMOKEY BEAR HAS “A LITTLE WORK DONE”, UPDATES MESSAGE - March 26, 2010

January 2010

FORESTRY COMMISSION KICKS OFF WILDFIRE PREVENTION EFFORT - January 26, 2010

SC Forestry Commission & Forestry Association Congratulate Forest Industry During Industry Appreciation Week January 25 to January 29, 2010

- January 25, 2010

First Forestry Commission Timber Theft Arrest of 2010—A “Repeat Offender” - January 11, 2010

November 2009

Forestry Commission to Award Stimulus Funds for Tree Planting/Public Safety - November 13, 2009

October 2009

INDUSTRY EXPERTS IDENTIFY THREATS/OPPORTUNITIES FOR STATE’S FOREST RESOURCE - October 30, 2009

Project Learning Tree/Forestry Commission Announce 2009’s Outstanding Educator of the Year - October 29, 2009

Trial for State vs. Mark Torchi - October 28, 2009

Disease Killing Redbay Trees On the Move,Reaches Horry County - October 19, 2009

Forestry Commission Harvesting Standards Hold Water with Scientific Community, Independent Study Shows - October 9, 2009

September 2009

STATE FORESTS FUND EDUCATION TO THE TUNE OF $892,000.00 - September 22, 2009

FORESTRY COMMISSION RECOGNIZES KEOWEE HARBOURS AS FIREWISE COMMUNITY - September 11, 2009

FORESTRY COMMISSION WELCOMES CHICKASAW POINT INTO FIREWISE FAMILY - September 8, 2009

IMPROMPTU TIMBER DEAL LEADS TO GRAND LARCENY CASE IN HAMPTON - September 3, 2009

FORESTRY COMMISSION LANDS STIMULUS FUNDS FOR LONGLEAF PINE RESTORATION/JOB CREATION - September 2, 2009

August 2009

FORESTRY COMMISSION SWEARS IN TWO MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS - August 14, 2009

UNFINISHED TIMBER DEAL LEADS TO YORK CO. MAN’S ARREST - August 7, 2009

PRESCRIBED BURNING CERTIFICATION CLASS OFFERED BY SC FORESTRY COMMISSION - August 6, 2009

July 2009

SC Forestry Commission Selling Tree Seedlings for Timber, Energy - July 9, 2009

April 2009

SIX MEN ARRESTED, FIVE CONFESS TO THEFT AT SAND HILLS STATE FOREST - April 14, 2009

PINE STRAW THEFT TURNS VIOLENT THEFT, ASSAULT CHARGES RESULT - April 2, 2009

February 2009

LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE INCREASED AT SAND HILLS STATE FOREST - February 27, 2009

Those Precious Little Ones Grow Up So Fast - February 20, 2009

WEEKEND WILDFIRES TAKE THEIR TOLL IN SOUTH CAROLINA - February 9, 2009

January 2009

FORESTRY COMMISSION WRITES PRESCRIPTION FOR STATE’S FORESTS - January 30, 2009

BETHUNE NATIVE SWORN IN AS NEWEST SCFC OFFICER - January 7, 2009

December 2008

SEVERAL ARSON CASES EXPLAINED UPON SCFC ARREST OF FIREFIGHTER - December 17,2008

TIMBER/ARSON CASES TO KEEP FORESTRY COMMISSION OFFICERS BUSY INTO 2009 - December 12,2008

SOUTH CAROLINA FORESTRY COMMISSION TO FURLOUGH EMPLOYEES - December 10,2008

Arbor Day Becomes Arbor Week in South Carolina - December 1,2008

September 2008

PRESCRIBED BURNING CERTIFICATION CLASS - September 4,2008

SC FORESTRY COMMISSION PREPARES FOR HANNA, OFFERS ADVICE TO LANDOWNERS - September 3,2008

August 2008

ARSON SUSPECT ADMITS TO STARTING EIGHT FIRES IN McCORMICK COUNTY - August 29, 2008

FORESTRY COMMISSION SWEARS IN FOUR MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS - August 29, 2008

July 2008

GROW $OME GREEN - SC Forestry Commission Selling Tree Seedlings for Timber, Energy - July 9, 2008

June 2008

SC FORESTRY COMMISSION URGES SAFER AG BURNS DUE TO DROUGHT - June 19, 2008

FORGED SIGNATURES LEAD TO TIMBER FRAUD ARREST - June 19, 2008

GASTON MAN CONFESSES TO MULTIPLE WOODS ARSON COUNTS - June 18, 2008

NO “SUMMER VACATION” FROM FORESTRY COMMISSION FIREFIGHTING - June 13, 2008

April 2008

FORESTRY DRIVES SOUTH CAROLINA ECONOMY - April 27, 2008

FORESTRY COMMISSION “REPEAT OFFENDER” CHARGED IN ANOTHER TIMBER CRIME - April 18, 2008

FORMER FIREFIGHTER ARRESTED FOR ARSON - April 18, 2008

FORESTRY COMMISSION EMPLOYEE BRANCHES OUT WITH NEW CERTIFICATION - April 11, 2008

SPRING STORMS TAKE HEAVY TOLL ON SC TIMBER -April 10, 2008

March 2008

SOUTH CAROLINA FORESTRY COMMISSION OFFERS CHAINSAW SAFETY ADVICE FOR HOMEOWNERS -March 20, 2008

 

February 2008

Susan Ward of Conway Named Project Learning Tree® 2008 Outstanding Educator of the Year -February 26, 2008

UNFINISHED TIMBER DEAL LEADS TO LIBERTY MAN’S ARREST -February 15, 2008

LONGS RESIDENT CHARGED IN HORRY CO. WILDFIRE -February 12, 2008

FORESTRY COMMISSION ARRESTS “REPEAT OFFENDER” -February 11, 2008

FORESTRY COMMISSION ACCEPTS PERMIT FEES ONLINE -February 1, 2008

January 2008

WILDFIRE PREVENTION WEEK KICKS OFF WITH FIREWISE STORYTIME AT LIBRARY -January 11, 2008

FORESTRY COMMISSION BRACES FOR WILDFIRE SEASON WITHWILDFIRE PREVENTION WEEK -January 10, 2008

RIDGEWAY MAN ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE COUNTS OF TIMBER FRAUD -January 8, 2008

SUMMERVILLE NATIVE ASSIGNED AS SC COASTAL URBAN FORESTER -January 4, 2008

MULTIPLE CHARGES ISSUED AGAINST GALLIVANTS FERRY MAN -January 4, 2008

LORIS WOMAN ARRESTED FOR TIMBER FRAUD -January 2, 2008

HOLLY HILL MAN ARRESTED FOR WOODS ARSON -January 2, 2008

December 2007

Pearl Harbor Day/Arbor Day to Coincide - December 3, 2007

September 2007

SC FORESTRY COMMISSION OFFERING FREE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING FOR TIMBER HARVESTERS - October 4, 2007

October 2007

South Carolina Forestry Commission Announces Hiring of New Agency Head - September 28, 2007

FORESTRY COMMISSION OFFERS PRESCRIBED BURNING CERTIFICATION CLASS - September 7, 2007

Experts List for Media’s Drought Coverage - September 6, 2007

 

August 2007

FALL WEBWORMS:MAJOR EYESORE, BUT NOT MUCH MORE - August 21, 2007

SOUTH CAROLINA FORESTRY COMMISSION OBSERVES ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR IN AUGUST WILDFIRES - August 20, 2007

FORESTRY COMMISSION EARMARKS RECORD AMOUNT OF REVENUE FOR SC PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS - August 15, 2007

FORESTRY COMMISSION URGES TREE CARE DURING HEAT WAVE - August 9, 2007

Funds Available for Tree Programs Statewide - August 3, 2007

July 2007

S.C. FORESTRY COMMISSION OFFERS CHAINSAW SAFETY ADVICE FOR HOMEOWNERS - July 18, 2007

 

June 2007

Seedling Sales Begin July 2 - June 26, 2007

 

May 2007

Cogongrass Threat Alarming Scientists across Southeast - May 15, 2007

Water Handling Exercise at Harbison State Forest - May 14, 2007

April 2007

South Carolina Forestry Commission to Lend Investigators to Georgia - April 30, 2007

South Carolina Forestry Personnel Aid Georgia in Wildfire Fight - April 18, 2007

 

December 2006

MEADWESTVACO GIVES FIRE ENGINES TO FORESTRY COMMISSION - December 14, 2006

November 2006

FLORENCE FORESTRY OFFICER GRADUATES FROM POLICE ACADEMY - November 8, 2006

KERSHAW FORESTRY OFFICER GRADUATES FROM POLICE ACADEMY - November 8, 2006

NEW OFFICER ASSIGNED TO STATE FOREST - November 8, 2006

 

September 2006

TIMBER MARKETS EXPECTED TO BOOM - September 12, 2004

 

July 2006

FOREST FIREFIGHTERS COMPLETE TRAINING - July 25, 2006

 

June 2006

ORDER FOREST TREE SEEDLINGS NOW - June 27, 2006

FOREST FIREFIGHTERS ENDURE TOUGH TRAINING - June 2, 2006

May 2006

SOUTHERN WILDFIRES TAKE TERRIBLE TOLL - May 16, 2006

PATROLS INCREASE ON HARBISON STATE FOREST -May 15, 2006

 

February 2006

MORE FOREST FIREFIGHTERS NEEDED - February 14, 2006

January 2006

FORESTRY COMMISSION FIREFIGHTERS MEET NATIONAL FITNESS CHALLENGE - January 19, 2006

MORE FORESTRY COMMISSION FIREFIGHTERS ROTATE TO TEXAS - January 13, 2006

FORESTRY COMMISSION NAMES NEW LAW ENFORCEMENT CHIEF - January 9, 2006

PATTON TO LEAD FORESTRY COMMISSION’S PIEDMONT REGION - January 6, 2006

FORESTRY COMMISSION SENDS MORE FIREFIGHTERS TO TEXAS -January 4, 2006

December 2005

FORESTRY COMMISSION FIREFIGHTERS HEAD TO TEXAS -December 31, 2005

 

November 2005

PINE BEETLE OUTBREAK OFFICIALLY OVER - November 21, 2005

FOREST OFFICERS TRAINED IN WILDFIRE INVESTIGATION - November 9, 2005

October 2005

CONWAY TEACHER WINS STATEWIDE AWARD - October 25, 2005

SC TIMBER PRICES NOW ONLINE - October 21, 2005

August 2005

DISEASE THREAT TO LONGLEAF PINE GREATLY EXAGGERATED - August 22, 2005

SCFC GENETIC BEST LOBLOLLY PINE - August 5, 2005

July 2005

PRESCRIBED BURNING CERTIFICATION CLASS - July 13,2005

FAIRFIELD COUNTY OFFICER IS POLICE ACADEMY DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE - July 11,2005

FORESTRY OFFICER IS TOP CRIMINAL JUSTICE GRAD - July 8, 2005

May 2005

CROP STUBBLE BURNING REGULATED BY STATE LAW - May 9, 2005

March 2005

WILDFIRE REMEMBERED: RED FOX ROAD - March 11, 2005

SC TEACHER WINS NATIONAL HONOR - March 11, 2005

GOVERNOR PROMOTES PRESCRIBED BURNING - March 3, 2005

February 2005

EXOTIC BUG ATTACKS COASTAL BAY TREES - February 25, 2005

WILDFIRE BURNS 400 ACRES - February 20, 2005

LOCAL OFFICER IS TOP CRIMINAL JUSTICE GRAD - February 11, 2005

FORESTRY COMMISSION EMPLOYEE COMPLETES 40 YEARS OF SERVICE - February 9, 2005

 

November 2004

SANFORD DECLARES ARBOR WEEK - November 22, 2004

SAVANNAH LAKES EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION - November 15, 2004

 

October 2004

FORESTRY OFFICER GRADUATES FROM POLICE ACADEMY - October 14, 2004

CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY: FREE TREES, POSTER CONTEST FOR KIDS - October 5, 2004

September 2004

FORESTRY COMMISSION ON EMERGENCY STANDBY - September 1, 2004

August 2004

LAW SETS PAYMENT DEADLINE FOR TIMBER BUYERS - August 13, 2004

 

July 2004

PRESCRIBED BURNING CERTIFICATION CLASS - July 13, 2004

June 2004

WEE TEE STATE FOREST RE-OPENS SATURDAY - June 24, 2004

WEE TEE FOREST CLOSED TEMPORARILY - June 15, 2004

BERKELEY MAN LEADS FORESTRY LAW ENFORCEMENT - June 1, 2004

February 2004

ICE STORM: FOREST LOSSES TOP $95 MILLION - February 18, 2004

SPARTANBURG TEACHER WINS NATIONAL AWARD - February 17, 2004

ICE STORM DECLARED A FOREST DISASTER - February 13, 2004

FOREST DISASTER DECLARATION - February 12, 2004

WORKSHOPS TO HELP FARMERS PROVIDE VALUABLE HABITAT FOR SOUTH CAROLINA’S WILDLIFE AS WELL AS EARN AN INCOME - February 6,2004 (Department of Natural Resources)

 

December 2003

FORESTRY OFFICERS GRADUATE FROM POLICE ACADEMY - December 5, 2003

CONWAY STUDENT WINS STATEWIDE CONTEST - December 1, 2003

WESTMINSTER STUDENT TAKES SECOND IN STATE CONTEST - December 1, 2003

SEVEN OAKS STUDENT TAKES THIRD IN STATE CONTEST - December 1, 2003

November 2003

SANFORD DECLARES ARBOR WEEK - November 29, 2003

FORESTRY OFFICERS COMPLETE FIRE INVESTIGATION TRAINING - November 19, 2003

33 MUNICIPALITIES HONORED WITH TREE CITY AWARD - November 17, 2003

September 2003

PINE BEETLE EPIDEMIC MAY BE WANING - September 25, 2003

May 2003

NEW PINE BEETLE PREDICTION - May 21,2003

FORESTRY COMMISSION DISPUTES BERKELEY NEWS ARTICLE - May 7,2003

February 2003

PINE BEETLES: WHAT NOW? - February 10, 2003

 

January 2003

TREE PLANTING: IT’S NOT TOO LATE - January 21, 2003

SC FIREFIGHTERS MEET NATIONAL FITNESS CHALLENGE - January 13, 2003

 

November 2002

GREENVILLE COUNTY STUDENTS WIN STATE CONTEST - November 25,2002

PAWLEY’S STUDENT PLACES SECOND IN STATE CONTEST - November 25,2002

HARBISON FOREST CLOSING DURING HOLIDAYS - November 15,2002

DEALING WITH LEAVES - November 15,2002

Clemson and Forestry Commission Partner to Honor Senator - November 12,2002

WAL-MART GIVES $1000 TO FOREST EDUCATION - November 5,2002

October 2002

TREE CITY USA RECOGNIZES 32 SOUTH CAROLINA COMMUNITIES - October 22,2002

FIFTH GRADERS ELIGIBLE FOR CASH AND PRIZES - October 10,2002

GROUP PLOTS STRATEGY AGAINST BEETLE - October 10,2002

September 2002

PINE BEETLES: WORST EPIDEMIC EVER - September 18,2002

South Carolina’s First FIREWISE Communities Workshop - September 17,2002

HELP FOR PINE BEETLE WOES - September 3,2002

June 2002

SHRUB FOR SHORELINE STABILIZATION - June 28,2002

MAJOR DONATIONS BOOST FIELD TRIAL CENTER - June 27,2002

May 2002

PINE BEETLE POPULATION EXPLOSION - May 23,2002


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