Collaboration & Partnerships
The 16,000-acre Hobcaw Barony offers research opportunities for faculty and students in an ecological reserve of forests, high-salinity marsh estuaries, and brackish and freshwater marshes. Research is enhanced by cooperative programs with the US Environmental Protection Agency, US Geological Survey, US Department of Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA-NRCS, Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Center, SC Sea Grant, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, US Forest Service, SCDHEC State Revolving Fund, Pee Dee Research and Education Endowment, Frances Bunnelle Foundation, and National Audubon Society.
Develops relevant, unbiased, research-based knowledge for agriculture, natural resources and rural communities to enhance economic development. Research is conducted in laboratories, farms, and forests on the Clemson campus and at five research and education centers strategically located in the state’s distinct soil and climate regions.
Clemson Experimental Forest
Includes 17,500 acres of mixed hardwood and pine forest dedicated to education, research and demonstration to develop and apply best management practices for timber, wildlife habitat and natural resources conservation. These resources include clean air, clean water, abundant wildlife, recreation opportunities and forest products.
Coastal Research & Education Center
Conducts applied research and outreach on vegetable and specialty crop production with an emphasis on the effects of plant-based foods on human health and nutrition. The center includes 325 acres for field work in addition to laboratories in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Vegetable Laboratory. Research focuses on developing production, and post-harvest methodology and pest management, the center offers instruction and experience to graduate students and collaboration with scientists
Edisto Research & Education Center
Conducts applied research and outreach on sustainable crop and livestock production systems, including row crops, vegetables, and beef cattle. Situated on 2,354 acres that include most of the major soil types of the upper Coastal Plain, the center aids citizens, researchers, students, and faculty in finding better ways to grow and harvest crops, raise beef cattle and conserve natural resources.
Pee Dee Research & Education Center
Conducts applied research and outreach on row crops with an emphasis on enhancing crops through biotechnology. Bordering South Carolina’s Florence and Darlington counties, this 2,300 acre facility focuses on the major field crops in this section of the coastal plain, along with environmental, wildlife, and ecological studies.
Piedmont Research & Education Center
Supports agricultural research, teaching, and public service activities. Farms include facilities for aquaculture, beef and dairy cattle, horses, poultry, swine, fruit, and field crops.
Sandhill Research & Education Center
Conducts applied research and outreach on economic and community development, and environmental stewardship. The center houses Clemson’s Institute for Community and Economic Development, connecting the University to the citizens of South Carolina. The center’s faculty builds the collaborations needed to identify and address the state’s opportunities and challenges for the 21st century.
The Wallace F. Pate Foundation
Creating enhanced educational opportunities for students and the community through research and outreach for an improved understanding of the relationship between man and the environment.
Kenedy Waterfowl & Wetlands Center
Headquartered at the Baruch Institute, the center is one of the first conservation centers along the 3,000 mile Atlantic Flyway stretching from the Canadian maritime to the Gulf of Mexico. Through coordinated education, research, and outreach it leads in science and education to conserve the Atlantic wetland ecosystems.
The Belle W. Baruch Foundation
The Belle W. Baruch Foundation is a non-profit organization and owner of Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000-acre property dedicated to research and education.
Located within 20,000 acres along the shoreline of Georgetown County in South Carolina, the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center is considered to be one of the most outstanding grants to wildlife conservation efforts in North America. The land plays host to hundreds of species of coastal wildlife and serve as an undisturbed habitat for migratory birds, eagles, alligators, and many other endangered species.
USGS Water and Aquatic Research Center
The Water and Aquatic Center provides science with impact to ensure that its research is relevant and useful for resource managers, policy makers, and the public. To accomplish this, the Center seeks scientific discovery and knowledge, communicates timely science information, and engages in robust alliances with government, non-government, and university partners. To learn more, see the Center's homepage.
National Park Service
Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we are proud to safeguard these nearly 400 places and to share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year.