Forestry & Natural Resources

Clemson Extension agents with primary Natural Resources responsibilities work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. They provide expertise in topics ranging from forest management, forest health, forest products and forest taxation to impacts of development on water quality and watershed management.


Water Quality – provide cost share assistance to livestock producers in specific watershed areas.


Important Local Forestry Contacts (members of Oconee Forestlandowners Association only):

Marvin L. Prater

Consulting Forester

(864) 723-1406

Carolina Forestry Corporation

Scott Kinzer

150 Fern Springs Way
Salem, SC  29676

(864) 380-4069

Cooper Land & Timber

Roddy Cooper
SC Registered Forester No. 1670

PO Box 219
Marietta, SC  29661

(864) 561-2471

Walt McPhail

2 Jenkin Court
Mauldin, SC  29662

National Operating Committee
American Tree Farm System

(864) 288-7618

Bacluard Wildscapes, LLC

Backyard Wildlife Habitat Plans
Specializing in Birds and Butterflies

Skip Still

1016 Challendon Way
Pendleton, SC  29670

(864) 903-1576

Greater Greenville Rose Society

Frank & Rita Van Lenten
ARS Consulting Rosarians

(864) 850-3435

Email Rita:
Email Frank:


Visit the state-wide Forestry & Natural Resources website >


Forestry and Natural Resources Videos:

Oconee Forest Landowners Association Meetings:

Next Meeting TBA. 

Local Agents

Howard H. Hiller, 864-638-5889, Ext 115,

Morris Warner, 864-638-5889, Ext 117,


Oconee Forest Landowners Association meets 2-3 times per year.

Current President is Marvin Prater.  You can email him at

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