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#07-201 July 23, 2007

Wildlife technical assistance providers list now available

The Wildlife Technical Assistance Providers List is a list of contractors who are involved in wildlife technical assistance statewide, especially those contractors who provide on-the-ground services. Some of the services provided by the businesses are prescribed burning, food plot planting, dove field preparations, timber management and wildlife management.

Compiling the list will be an ongoing process, and changes to the Wildlife Technical Assistance Providers List will be made as new contractors are identified. If you are a private consultant or business involved with wildlife habitat related technical assistance to private landowners and wish to be included on the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) list, contact Willie Simmons at (803) 734-3898 in Columbia. Contact your local DNR office to obtain a copy of the list. Access the list (PDF file)

DNR in no way endorses or guarantees the services of any contractor on this list. It is strongly recommended that the landowner seeking assistance ask for references, and have the contractor explain in detail what services will be included before agreeing to or signing any contract for services. It would also be advisable for the landowner to discuss their situation with several contractors before agreeing to any contract. Listings are by county of business location. Most contractors work multiple counties. Landowners should carefully review the service area information for each contractor.

The list was compiled by DNR with assistance from Clemson Extension Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, and S.C. Forestry Commission. These agencies assimilated the names, addresses, and phone numbers of individuals involved in providing wildlife technical assistance to the public.

DNR protects and manages South Carolina’s natural resources by making wise and balanced decisions for the benefit of the state’s natural resources and its people.
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