USDA Forest Service - Savannah River conducts applied research through partnership arrangements with several National Laboratory scientists and university faculty nationwide to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site natural resource and research initiatives. Hundreds of faculty, graduate students, federal scientists, technicians and volunteers partner with USFS-SR to carry out the work. Cooperation between USFS-SR staff and scientists has facilitated science leadership in numerous areas of research: 

Image of a firefighter walking along a road monitoring fire behavior.

Aerial image of a large scale study of savanna patches and corridors. An image of a deer fawn wearing a radio tracking collar. Image of a red-cockaded woodpecker leaving a pine tree cavity nest.

Prescribed Fire Study

Landscape Ecology


Endangered Species

Image of wetland shrubs, grasses and forbes in a restored Carolina Bay. Aerial image of a five-year old intensively managed plantation of sweetgum. A computer-generated image of forest canopy heights derived from a Light Detection and Ranging remote sensing overflight. Image of uptland shrubs, grasses and forbes planted in an upland restoration project.

Wetland Restoration


Spatial Analysis

Savanna Restoration













The USFS-SR Research team has a large, searchable collection of Savannah River Site research publications, with additional links to help locate abstracts or full text of publications or subject matter. Search by author, title or keywords. Copyright restrictions may apply. The database is updated periodically. Browsers may find it necessary to do a more intensive search using the Internet, a local library or other resources to find complete publications.

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Robin Dobbs
Executive Assistant
(803) 725.0298

Tammy Terrell Robinson
Public Affairs Specialist
(803) 725.5835