The Working Forest
its Conservation Values
South Carolina Division Meeting
June 11-12, 2014
Anne Springs Close Greenway
Fort Mill, SC
Hosted by the Old Hickory Chapter
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The 2014 Summer Meeting of the South Carolina Division has been designed to give foresters, wildlife biologists and other environmental managers a look at managing a working forest with other conservation values.
On Wednesday afternoon, there will be a field tour of The Flying King Ranch in York, S. C. Since acquiring the property, Bob and Deborah Stuck, the owners, have continued to manage the property for timber and cattle, but with a major emphasis on aesthetics, wildlife, and other conservation values. Following the tour, there will be a barbecue dinner and social with a time for discussion of the tour.
On Thursday, The meeting will convene at the Dairy Barn at the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill. At the meeting, The Working Forest and Its Conservation Value, the presenters will cover topics such as conservation easements, mitigation banking, wildlife management, the New Farm Bill, and an update of the American Tree Farm system. We will also have a forestry update from our State Forester, Gene Kodama. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion that will give attendees a chance to ask questions and discuss the various topics of the day, integrating new ideas into their current practice of land management.