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Equal opportunity

The South Carolina Forestry Commission (the Commission) is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity regardless of race color, sex, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions (including but not limited to lactation), genetic information or military status (including reserves) marital or family status, or any other legally protected category under federal, state or local law. This policy statement applies to all aspects of the employment relationship including, but not limited to recruitments hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, assignment and reassignment, training, working conditions, wages and salary, employee benefits and the application of the Commission’s policies and procedures.
To file a complaint of discrimination with the SC Forestry Commission, please contact Human Resources Director Lynn Rivers at lrivers@scfc.gov or (803) 896-8879. Inquiries and complaints may also be mailed to:
Lynn Rivers
Human Resources Director
SC Forestry Commission
P.O. Box 21707
Columbia, SC 29221

Privacy

Your privacy is very important to us, especially as it concerns using our website. Simply stated, our policy is to collect no personal information about you when you visit our website, unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us.
When you visit our website, the web server automatically recognizes only the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed the site. This information does not result in the identification of your personal e-mail address or other personal information.
In addition, information is only gathered regarding the volume and timing of access to the site by collecting information on the date, time and pages you visited while at the site. This is done so that the content of the site can be improved. This information is not shared with other organizations. Again, only aggregate information is collected, and your personal information is not identified.
If you choose to share personal information, such as by sending a message, or filling out an electronic form with personal information, the information will only be used for the purposes you authorized. Some of this information may be saved for a designated period of time in order to comply with the state of South Carolina’s archiving policies. However, information will not be disclosed to third parties or other government agencies, unless required by state or federal law. If information is required by law to be disclosed about you, then every effort to notify you about the disclosure in advance will be taken.
Because the South Carolina Forestry Commission is a public agency, information collected on this site may be subject to disclosure under the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act. There are exceptions to the public’s right to access certain records in order to preserve the privacy of individuals. Information collected, like information collected during an in-person visit our office, may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless such an exemption in law exists. In the event that there is a conflict between this privacy statement and a state or federal law governing the disclosure of public records, the applicable state or federal law shall control.
If you have other questions about our privacy policies, or have suggestions on how these policies can be improved, please feel free to contact us at scfc@scfc.gov or (803) 896-8800.

Disclaimers

Information

This website is provided as a public service by the South Carolina Forestry Commission. While the Commission makes every attempt to maintain current and accurate information on its web sites, direct contact with the appropriate agency representative should be made in matters that require confirmation to the intent or currency of the information presented on the internet. Under no circumstances will the state be liable for any actions taken, or omissions made, from reliance on any information contained on, or linked to, Forestry Commission webpages from any source nor shall the state be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance. A link from a Forestry Commission webpage is not an endorsement of the content, viewpoints, products or services at the remote site to which the link points.

Liability

With respect to documents and information available from this site, neither the State of South Carolina nor the South Carolina Forestry Commission makes any warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose arising out of the use or inability to use the data, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

Endorsement

Reference herein to any specific commercial product(s), process(es) or service(s) by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the State of South Carolina or the South Carolina Forestry Commission.
Disclaimer for Electronic Mail
The South Carolina Forestry Commission makes no guarantee either expressed or implied, as to the timeliness of response to electronic mail, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the consequences resulting from action taken by recipients of Departmental replies. The South Carolina Forestry Commission will not guarantee or be held responsible for any suggestions or requests made by the public in reference to general environmental issues or programs – past, present, or future – or related topics of any kind. Automated protections occasionally mark valid email messages as spam, If you do not receive an email reply within 5 business days, please contact us at scfc@scfc.gov or (803) 896-8800.

External linkages

The South Carolina Forestry Commission neither endorses links nor approves of links to external sources. External links are made available to assist the website users in their search. The South Carolina Forestry Commission takes no responsibility for an external link’s operation or content.

Social media

The Commission is not responsible for all of the content on its social media pages. The agency does not endorse any information, opinions, services, graphics or advertisements available for viewing on external social media websites. We are committed to the full development and free expression of thoughts and all other forms of speech competing for space and attention in the marketplace of ideas. Going further, we are required as a government agency to uphold the protections that the First Amendment guarantees to all United States citizens. To that end, we do not block users from participating on our page or on our posts, nor do we hide, delete or otherwise censor contributors’ comments unless they fall into one of the categories of speech listed below. The SCFC does not agree with or endorse every comment that is posted on our page. Our policy is to accept the majority of posts and comments made on our page, but a comment will be deleted if it contains:

  • Obscenity
  • Defamation
  • Threats of violence or intimidation
  • Spam
  • Promotion of illegal activities
  • Malware links
  • Promotion of illegal discrimination
  • Copyright infringement

Accessibility

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is committed to – and is – making every effort to deliver all of its web resources to anyone with disabilities in accordance with federal law. If you have any problem accessing the content on this website, use the contact link on the bottom of each web page to notify us. We will then work to make the webpage or feature accessible, or to provide the information in a format that is accessible.
To meet this commitment, we will comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from us, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us.
If you cannot fully access the information on a particular page, please contact SCFC Director of Communications Doug Wood at dwood@scfc.gov or by phone at (803) 896-8820 for assistance. To enable us to respond in a manner that will be of most help to you, please indicate:

  • the nature of the accessibility problem,
  • your preferred format (e.g., electronic format (Word, ASCII, etc.), standard print, large print, etc.),
  • web address of the requested material
  • your full contact information so we can reach you if questions arise while fulfilling your request.

TDD – Telephone Communication Device for the Deaf: (800) 735-2905

Sustainable forestry commitment

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is committed to continually achieving independent certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative ® (SFI) Requirements for the (2015-2019) Program and the American Forest Foundation (AFF) (2015-2020) Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification.
Read the full statement here…