Contact Us:
4901 Broad River Road

Columbia, SC 29212
Phone: 803.798.4170
[email protected]

Timber: #1 Cash Crop
90,000 Jobs

  4901 Broad River Road

P O Box 21303

Columbia, SC 29221

Carolina Forestry Journal (Jan/Feb 2017) Landowner Outreach article, Page 14 Correction: If you are interested in information on forestry workshops, contact Janet Steele at 803-798-4170 or email [email protected] You may also contact Derrick Phinney at 843-563-0135 or email [email protected]


Welcome!

The FORESTRY ASSOCIATION of South Carolina is a private, non-profit organization of individuals and companies dedicated to forest conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources.



The Forestry Association  represents landowners, pulp and paper mills, lumber mills, wood processors, logging companies, foresters, sportsmen and hunt clubs. The Association advocates for a business friendly climate for our landowners and forest industry while promoting conservation and sustainability of South Carolina's forests.


We proudly serve 2,500 members and trained timber professionals who grow, manage, harvest, and process the forest resource.


Mission

To maintain and secure adoption of local, state, and federal policies that encourage management, utilization, and conservation of forest resources while maintaining or strengthening the pro-business climate for the wood and paper products industry.


Vision

Sustainable forests that provide social, economic, and environmental benefits.


SC Forestry Facts and Information

The total economic impact of South Carolina's forest industry is more than $20 Billion annually. With a delivered value of $783,894,293, timber is the state’s leading cash crop. 

County Association Meetings

(Please visit our calendar for more information)


Lexington County Forestry Association

Tuesday, February 21st at 6:00 p.m.

Lexington Co. Clemson Extension Office, Lexington, SC.

Presentation by Marion Barnes with Clemson University Extension Service on food plots for wildlife.


Laurens County Forest Landowners Association Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30 PM 

Farm Bureau Insurance office in Laurens. 

Presentation by Tom Mason with Piedmont Forestry Consultants, Inc. 


Greenwood County Forestry Association

Monday March 6th at 6:30 p.m. 

Northwest Volunteer Fire Department in Greenwood.

Presentation by David Jenkins, Forest Health Program Coordinator with The SC Forestry Commission.


Lexington County Forestry Association

Tuesday, March 21st at 6:00 p.m.

Lexington Co. Clemson Extension Office, Lexington, SC.

Presentation by Reggie Thackston of Tall Timbers Research Station


Lexington County Forestry Association

Tuesday, April 18th at 6:00 pm.

Lexington Co. Clemson Extension Office, Lexington, SC

Presentation by Lew Merchant, Forestry Specialist at Helena Chemical Co.

OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST

SC ACF Meeting:  The SC Association of Consulting Foresters will host a Practical Technology Workshop on April 27 at Harbison Environmental Education Center in Columbia. Topics will include practical, real world applications of the latest forestry technology including drones, log truck tracking systems and smart phone apps. The meeting is open to the public. Early registration (before April 13) is $80 and includes lunch and dinner.  CFE’s will be assigned to the meeting.  For more information, contact Pat Straka at [email protected] or 864/646-4859.

SC ACF and SC SAF will be hosting a Leadership Workshop on June 14, 2017 at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence, SC.  This meeting is open to the public and is not limited to South Carolina members of either organization.  Topics will include leadership ideas, membership issues and concerns, meeting planning, working with volunteers, ideas for meetings and resources available to leaders.  Early registration (before June 1) will be $40 for ACF or SAF members ($60 for non-members) and will include lunch, coffeebreaks,and meeting materials.  5.5 hours of CFE's have been assigned to this meeting.  For more information, contact Pat Straka at 864-646-4859 or [email protected].

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Feb 21 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb 21 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, Feb 25 at 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, Feb 28 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM