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FOIA requests

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is committed to open, transparent and responsive government. We take seriously our responsibilities to taxpayers and the general public in providing helpful, timely and courteous service with regard to requests for any public information for which our agency is responsible.

News releases

Current SC Forestry Commission news releases.

Publications & reports

Agency reports, state government reports, collaborative management/partnership reports, fact sheets, publications and information about the SCFC app.

Timber management information

Tree care resources

Fire resources

The laws that protect South Carolina´s forests

Forest insect/disease resources

Cost-share programs

Fee/rental services and equipment

Planting information

Tree Planting Guide
Planting Instructions – Planting instructions for various species. (pdf file)
Seedling Spacing/Trees Per Acre

Helpful links

Prescribed burning

Benefits of Prescribed Burning
Prescribed Fire Plan
DHEC Regulation 61-62.2
Fuel Load Estimation Guide
A Guide for Prescribed Fire in Southern Forests (USFS pdf)
Certified Prescribed Fire Manager (CPFM) program
Frequently Asked Questions about Outdoor Burning in South Carolina
SC Drought Index (Opens a new window.)
SC Prescribed Fire Council (opens in a new window)