Success Stories on the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests

Volunteers Restore Giant Cane Along the Chattooga River

Cane Restoration Volunteers 2 Forest Service partners with Chattooga Conservancy to restore natural ecological integrity of watershed (more)

Power Lines Energize Sumter National Forest Dove Fields

Dummy power lines installed 1 Blue Ridge Electric Co-op Installs Dummy Power Lines to Attract Doves (more)

Sumter National Forest Youth Conservation Corps Clears a Path to Outdoor Learning

Youth Conservation Corps The smallest school in South Carolina entices its students back outdoors (more)

Chattooga Coalition Tracks Success of River Species

Fish shocking Chattooga The findings of an unusual scientific partnership exceed its original intent (more)

U.S. Homeland Security Branches Out to National Forest

Homeland Security training Francis Marion lends a hand to first responders (more)

Cart Art

Horse drawn cart Sometimes good old-fashioned ingenuity trumps modern technology (more)

A Wild River's Favorite Son

David Hedden on the banks of the Chattooga A retiring river manager remembers (more)

Singin' In the Rain

Hansen in gully FMS hydrologist receives national honor (more)

Give 'Em an Inch and They'll Take a Mile

Kudzu/Kerry Britton photo ARRA funds lay the groundwork in a fight for the forest floor (more)

Wings, Water and .... Wheels?

Floating duck blind/Gerald Moore photo Floating blinds expand the reach of mobility-impaired hunters (more)

Local Volunteers Get Rifle Range Back on Target

Rifle Range More than 80 volunteers work with Forest Service to open vandalized rifle range (more)

Woodpecker Condos Bring Endangered Birds Back from the Brink

RCW/Martjan Lammertink photo The Francis Marion red-cockaded woodpecker population nears its former healthy numbers/photo Lammertink (more)

Forest Service Partners with Restoration Experts to Revive Badwell Cemetery

Badwell Cemetery Local cemetery on Sumter National Forest finally gets the respect it deserves (more)

A Paintbrush Dipped in Forest Hues

Info board art Color and style revitalize a Forest Service icon (more)

Birds of a Feather

Award Ceremony Diverse partners restore a landscape across boundaries (more)

Marsh Mud and Yesterday's Oysters

Sewee Board Walk/Gwyn Ingram photo Creative construction choices minimize impacts to habitat and heritage (more)

Slippery When Wet

Fisheries Biologist Jeanne Riley and crew use an electrofishing unit to stun fish and net them for data collection South Carolina DOT teams with the Forest Service to restore a different kind of byway (more)

Southern Research Station Receives 2008 Wings Across the Americas Award

The Outside World from a Bat's Perspective Studies included relationships between bat habitat use and local, stand and landscape characteristics on the Sumter National Forest (more)

One Man's Slash is Another Man's Treasure

Understory grasses and herbs thrive in thinned Francis Marion stand Forest biomass becomes an energy source (more)

National Wild Turkey Federation Honors Sumter National Forest Wildlife Program

Rays Making Tracks The Forest wildlife program helps with restoration and wildlife management strategies (more)

Meet Al Beaulieu--One of the Hardest Working Volunteers on the Francis Marion NF

Al Beaulieu This valuable volunteer gives 2000 hours per year to the Forest Service (more)





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