Environmental Conservation

man with a horse on a horse trailClemson researchers, Extension personnel and regulatory agents work to enhance South Carolina’s forests, wetlands, wildlife habitats and water quality.

Researchers develop best management practices for agriculture and forestry producers to minimize the use of chemicals, prevent soil erosion, reduce the impact of livestock waste, preserve wildlife habitat, and minimize the environmental impact of urban development. Extension personnel develop and deliver education programs for landowners, municipal officials and commercial operators on sustainable forestry, wetlands and watershed management, and stormwater run-off prevention. Regulatory agents ensure the quality, efficacy, and safe use of fertilizers and pesticides.


In Action

Below are links to some of the important research, outreach and programs in Environmental Conservation.