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Attention Sumter National Forest Visitors

Please be aware of open well hazards.

2017 Winter Newsletter

Friends of Coastal South Carolina Supporting Our National Forest and Wildlife Refuges

Link:  http://www.sccoastalfriends.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/2017-Winter-Newsletter.pdf

Andrew Pickens Ranger District Road Work

The Andrew Pickens Ranger District has awarded a three-year contract to address road repairs and maintenance throughout the district’s road system.

Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Recovery

As part of the Safe Harbor Program, 20 endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers (10 male and 10 female) were translocated from the Francis Marion National Forest to thee private plantations in Williamsburg County SC.

Francis Marion National Forest Road Repair and Maintenance

The Francis Marion National Forest has awarded two three-year contracts to address road repairs and maintenance throughout the district’s road system.

Recreation Fee Program Accomplishment Highlights 2016

Recreation fee dollars are an investment in outdoor recreation. Current and future generations benefit as 80-95% of the funds are reinvested in the facilities and services that visitors enjoy, use, and value.

Upper Chattooga Boating Information

The link above will take you to the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River page, where you'll find information on float permits, links to water gauge data and more.

Francis Marion releases Record of Decision for Revised Forest Plan!

On March 31, 2017, we released the signed Record of Decision (ROD) for the Francis Marion's Revised Land Management Plan (Revised Plan) and associated Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The Notice of Approval of the Revised Plan and FEIS has also been published in the Federal Register on March 31, 2017. Please click the heading link above to view the documents.

Protecting the Longleaf Savanna on the Francis Marion

Longleaf standWhat the heck is a longleaf savanna?

Our own USFS Lands Program Manager Peggy Jo Nadler and The Nature Conservancy's SC Director of Conservation Sarah Hartman reveal some great stuff that you may not know about South Carolina's lowcountry forest, the Francis Marion. Please check this out!

http://foxcharleston.com/…/protecting-the-longleaf-savannah/

Managing Recreation Uses on the Upper Segment of the Chattooga River

Please click the link above for current and background documents regarding recreation uses on the upper segment of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River.