New timber and wildlife management programs

By Peter Kent

Controlled burnA new research and demonstration project is planned in Clemson’s Experimental Forest to showcase how forests can be improved for wildlife and also managed for timber products.

“The project will serve as a model for private landowners across the Southeast,” said Greg Yarrow, wildlife ecology professor. “It will provide an excellent teaching laboratory for our students as well as provide new information and innovative approaches to integrate wildlife habitat improvement practices into timber management programs.”

With more than 75 percent of the state's natural resources on private lands, Clemson provides research-based information to help landowners, foresters and natural-resource professionals manage forest for timber products and wildlife habitat.

This research is funded by a grant from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. 2010 Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program.

For information: Greg Yarrow, 864-656-7370,