Working Together

Managing the national forests in South Carolina requires the efforts of not only dedicated employees, but many partners and volunteers who contribute to the successful management of forest resources as well as providing services to forest visitors like you.

Our partners help maintain recreation sites and trails, reduce hazardous fuels, restore watersheds, monitor wildlife populations, improve wildlife and fisheries habitat, inventory and monitor archeological and historic sites, provide input to proposed management activities, conduct conservation education programs, and respond to emergency incidents.

Our partners include a number of federal agencies, the State of South Carolina, conservation organizations, universities, public entities and private citizens. Their assistance is provided through a number of avenues including various grants, partnerships and volunteer efforts.


Learn how South Carolina's Piedmont communities collaborated with the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests to achieve common goals across boundaries: Piedmont Restoration Listening Sessions and Community Workshop