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Cooperative Extension: 4-H Youth Leadership

Natural Resources

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About 4-H Natural Resources

The field of Natural Resources, including ecology and conservation biology, is becoming an increasingly important area of study as we learn more about the influences of human activities on ecosystems and seek to build a more sustainable society. The world hosts an abundance of natural resources and South Carolina has extraordinary biodiversity across five distinct ecoregions.

The problems associated with the conservation of tour resources are immense. Protecting rare and endangered species, preventing and controlling invasive species, preserving old-growth forests, restoring degraded ecosystems, and balancing the resource demands of industry and the public are just some of the environmental issues we face.

As a 4-H'er involved in Natural Resources programs, you’ll learn methods for confronting some of the world’s most pressing problems, be an advocate for the environment, and understand the science behind the challenges we face today.

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Patricia Whitener

4-H Youth Development Program

279 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, S.C. 29634

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4-H Natural Resources
4-H Natural Resources | 279 Lehotsky Hall Clemson, SC 29634