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The South Carolina Forestry Commission was established by law in 1927. At its inception, the agency had three charges – to protect the forest, to promote the benefits of forest management and to monitor the forests' condition. At that time, our forestland had been heavily cut-over and was eroding badly from poor farming practices. Today South Carolina’s forests provide the raw material for the state's forest products industry, the second-largest manufacturing industry sector in South Carolina.

Fun Facts
The South Carolina Forestry Commission is responsible for promotion and protection of the state's forest resources.
Primary Careers & Earning Potential
​Foresters and Forest Technicians ($30,000-60,000)


Career Clusters:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

  • Government & Public Administration

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