The Clemson Extension Forestry and Natural Resources Continuing Education offers research based online and in-person classes for enthusiast and industry professionals in areas such as wildlife management and stewardship, timberland management and taxation, conservation easements, and natural resources enterprises. Classes are taught by experts and often self-paced.
The Master Tree Farmer Program is an intensive educational program designed to introduce landowners to many of the topics associated with forest management. The programs are not designed to make landowners into foresters but to acquaint landowners with forestry terms and concepts so they can effectively converse with foresters about the management of their property. We have documented that landowners are more willing to see forestry practiced on their land when they understand why things are done. The Master Tree Farmer courses are the only satellite broadcasts of their kind for forest landowners throughout the South.
Master Wildlifer is designed for landowners, land managers, and outdoors recreationists who are interested in including wildlife considerations into their current land management activities. Practicing land managers will find the course valuable in highlighting alternative management approaches for wildlife in forest and farm settings. Special emphasis is placed on wildlife species (game species) that currently offer landowners additional sources of income through recreational access fees. Course participants will obtain the knowledge and necessary tools to enhance habitat for a variety of wildlife species that can be enjoyed themselves, family, friends, and anyone interested in wildlife.
The South Carolina Master Naturalist Program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. Interested South Carolinians become Master Naturalists through training and volunteer service.
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Practices for Industrial and Non-Industrial Forest Landowners program demonstrates, monitors, and refines wildlife habitat improvement practices in managed forest systems as part of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Program standard guidelines.
The South Carolina Wild Hog Task Force was established to coordinate educational, research and management efforts to reduce the problems associated with wild hogs in the Palmetto State. South Carolina has seen a recent and dramatic increase in the distribution and abundance of wild hogs, leading to an increase in the damage these animals cause to natural, agricultural, and developed landscapes.