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October 18, 2007

'Prescribed Fire and Wildlife in Southern Forests' now online

The proceedings of a 1981 symposium on prescribed fire and wildlife in Southern forests are now available on the Clemson University Web site.
The symposium, "Prescribed Fire and Wildlife in Southern Forests," was held April 6-8, 1981, in Myrtle Beach by the Belle Baruch Forest Science Institute of Clemson University. Dr. Gene Wood, Clemson University professor, is editor of the proceedings. It is listed under "What’s New."
"This is a wonderfully useful document of great importance for land managers as well as scientists, both for its seminal work in a wide range of prescribed fire related topics; historical data and perspective; and for its line-up of top-notch authors," said Johnny Stowe, forester and wildlife biologist with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and past chairman of the South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council.
The mission statement of the South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council is to foster cooperation among all parties in the Palmetto State with an interest in prescribed fire to optimize burning opportunities, to encourage the exchange of information, techniques and experiences among practitioners of prescribed fire and to promote public understanding of the importance and benefits of prescribed fire. The theme of the South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council’s third annual meeting, held in 2006, was "Prescribed Fire in Southern Forests: A Quarter Century of Change."

Among the cooperators in the South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council is a collection of private organizations and individuals and state and federal agencies, including private landowners, The Nature Conservancy, S.C. Forestry Commission, S.C. Department of Natural Resources, Clemson University, U.S. Forest Service, National Wild Turkey Federation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Defense, Nemours Wildlife Foundation, S.C. Forestry Association, Natural Resources Conservation Service, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, National Park Service, Plantation Managers’ Association and Association of Consulting Foresters.                  

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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