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South Carolina 4-H Forestry Clinic opens the world of forests to youth. At every age level, youth engage in activities to learn about trees, forestry practices, ecology and human reliance on forests. Youth discover forest resources near their home and around the world.  Youth are recruited from their participation at the Forestry Clinic to join South Carolina's National Forestry Competition Team.  For more information about South Carolina 4-H Forestry, contact Mrs. Jaime Pohlman at jaime@clemson.edu

2018 Forestry Clinic Information

Friday-Sunday, February 9-11, 2018

Webb Wildlife Center in Garnett, SC

The 2018 South Carolina 4-H Forestry Clinic will be held February 9th-11th at Webb Wildlife Center in Garnett, SC. This weekend long event is an excellent opportunity for high-school age youth to learn more about forestry and forest practices. During the clinic, youth will gain hands-on experience from Clemson Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Professionals. The clinic will focus on tree identification, tree measurement, compass and pacing, and other forestry skill areas. No prior forestry knowledge or experience is required - Just a willingness to learn!  Visit https://spark.adobe.com/page/ZCbW4w0fbadRT/ for more information.

  • The clinic is open to the first 20 youth who register. 
  • Registration closes after the first 20 paid registrations are received or Friday, January 26, 2018, whichever occurs first. 
  • Youth must be between the ages of 14-18 as of January 1, 2018.
  • The cost of the clinic is $100 for 4-H’ers and $110 for non-4-H’ers (includes lodging, meals and supplies).
  • For more information, and to register, please contact: Jaime Pohlman, McCormick County Extension Agent at 864-852-2112 ext. 113 or jaime@clemson.edu.
  • Registration Form (0.1MB PDF)
  • Flyer (2.7MB PDF)

Topics include:  Tree measurement, Tree identification, Compass and pacing, Topographic map reading, and more!!!

2017 National 4-H Forestry Invitational

Congratulations to our 2017 National 4-H Forestry Invitational delegation that traveled to Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp and Conference Center in West Virginia!  The South Carolina 4-H Forestry Team placed in the top 10 in the country!!! Team members included Ethan Altman of Saluda, Ashton Hallman of Ward, and Myles Hutton of Easley.  Myles also took home the title for the sixth highest-scoring individual.  The team was coached by Clemson Extension forestry and natural resources agents Tom Brant and Jaime Pohlman of McCormick County, Jeff Fellers of Union County and Stephen Pohlman of Edgefield County.  Competitive events included tree identification, tree measurement, compass and pacing, insect and disease identification, topographic map reading, forest evaluation, a forestry quiz bowl and a written forestry exam.  For the full story, read: http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/s-c-team-makes-its-mark-in-national-4-h-forestry-event/ 

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For more information, contact:

Jaime Pohlman at jaime@clemson.edu

McCormick County Extension Office (864)852-2112