South Carolina Forestry Commission
1996 Annual Report

Table of Contents

Members of the Commission
Mission Statement
Forest Management
Urban Forestry
Forest Stewardship
State Forests
Manchester State Forest
Sand Hills State Forest
Harbison State Forest
State Lands Management
Nurseries & Tree Improvement
Seed Orchards
Fire Management
Insect & Disease
Environmental Management
Economic and Rural Development


Members of the Commission:
Lawrence J. Bloomer, Chairman, Easley
G. Edward Muckenfuss, Vice Chairman, Summerville
Boris Hurlbutt, Walterboro
Joe P. Simpson, Lancaster
George E. Callaway, Manning
Joel R. Thrift, Westminster
Charles E. Williams, Georgetown
Sara Lee Simons, Florence
Dr. Constantine Curris, Clemson University, Clemson

J. Hugh Ryan, State Forester and Secretary to the Commission
Wray E. Freeman, Deputy State Forester
Dean Carson, Technical Assistant to the State Forester
Judy J. Weston, Executive Assistant to the State Forester
Joe M. Richbourg, Division Director, Administration



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.

The Commission will utilize Total Quality Management concepts in meeting its responsibilities.

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.

The Forestry Commission shall have general and specific responsibilities for the promulgation and enforcement of laws and regulations related to protection of the forest and its associated values.

The Commission shall be responsible for promoting and developing the appropriate technologies to accomplish its objectives, and for the development and promulgation of Best Management Practice Guidelines for South Carolina's forest land.


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