"four-wheeler;" generally not licensed to operate on a public
Blue Ridge Escarpment...A narrow band
of mountainous country separating the Blue Ridge Mountains from the
Piedmont, featuring many narrow ridges, steep gorges, and rock cliffs.
BMPs...Best Management Practices: A
set of management guidelines used to minimize the adverse impacts of
forest based activities.
Coldwater Stream...A mountain stream
with water cold enough to support a trout fishery.
DEC...Duke Energy Corporation;
formerly Duke Power Company.
Early Successional Habitat...An area
with mostly sapling-size trees, usually having dense shrub cover.
Endemic Species...A plant or animal
species found only in a small area, typically no bigger than one or two
Even-aged Management...A forest
management system featuring clearcutting most or all of a stand of trees
and subsequent treatment of the site, so that the trees in the new growth
are all approximately the same age.
Headwater Stream...The smallest
tributary streams in a watershed, generally rising on the steepest,
Mast...The fruits of trees, shrubs,
and ground cover plants preferred as food by wildlife, such as acorns
(hard mast) and berries (soft mast).
Neotropical Migratory Songbird...Songbirds
which migrate to Central or South America for the winter and return to
North America for the summer.
OHV...Off-highway vehicle; generally a
jeep, pickup truck or sport utility vehicle with four-wheel drive.
Regeneration...Replacement of trees
either by natural processes or by planting.
Riparian Zone...The band of vegetation
immediately adjacent to a stream, important to shading and keeping
sediment out of the stream.
RV...Recreational Vehicle: A pickup
truck or trailer outfitted with facilities for sleeping, preparation of
food, and other camping activities.
SCDNR...The South Carolina Department
of Natural Resources
Uneven-aged Management...A forest
management system which involves cutting some trees in a stand and leaving
others, so that the remaining trees and new growth are of two or more
Viewshed...The portion of the
surrounding landscape visible from a certain point on the ground,
generally a high point with a relatively long view.
JOCASSEE GORGES RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN
|Daniel M. Rankin
|Tom Kohlsaat, Chief
|Val Nash, Chief Freshwater Fisheries
|John Frampton, Chief Wildlife Management
|W. Brock Conrad, Jr., Deputy Director
Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
|Paul A. Sandifer, Ph.D., Director
SC Department of Natural Resources
|George C. Graham, D.D.S., Chairman
SC Department of Natural Resources Board