Sumter forest to gain acreage

Sumter National Forest is growing by 430 acres this year, as proceeds from timber sales...868-1222, ext. 119, or rob.pavey@augustachronicle.com. SUMTER NATIONAL FOREST Location: South Carolina Designated: 1936 Acreage: 364,000...

Park blazes two new trails for bicyclists

...WOODLAWN, S.C. --- Just a few short years ago, Sumter National Forest offered little more than timber and public hunting...IF YOU GO WHAT: Grand opening of Phase 3 of the Sumter National Forest Forks Area Trail System for mountain biking WHEN...

Old Christmas trees have new uses helping fish, wildlife

...Thursday from a drop-off site in Columbia County to Sumter National Forest and Thurmond Lake, where they will be reused as...Forest Service crews from the Long Cane district of Sumter National Forest also hauled off about 500 trees, he said.In...

Groups work to preserve few remaining fire towers

...after he came to work in Sumter National Forest. "Back in its day, this...Hill tower -- and others in Sumter National Forest -- were built by the Civilian...said John Cathey, retired Sumter National Forest district forester. "Some...

Service juggling interests

...patronize the widely scattered wilderness known as Sumter National Forest. "Sometimes we even go in at night, six or eight...more demands," said Tony White, leader of the Sumter National Forest planning team. "What we're seeing is a reflection...

Family seeks prosecution of 2 Georgia inmates in SC slaying

...They told investigators that Patton and Newton told them that they put Murray in the trunk of his car, drove to Sumter National Forest and set the car on fire.McCord and Conrad pleaded guilty to burglary and theft in 2002 in Columbia County Superior...

Luke Williams: a killer's execution that almost didn't happen

...Williams and her son Shaun were found in their van in Sumter National Forest, justice finally caught up with the man who murdered...unless there was proof the killings occurred in Sumter National Forest.The judge, over the objections of the prosecutor...

Search for native striper fish continues to be elusive

...knocked unconscious after being thrown from his bike by a rope stretched across the Modoc/Stevens Creek trail in Sumter National Forest. He awakened to find the men trying to sexually assault him, but escaped and fled on foot after elbowing one...

New South Carolina trails pose challenge

...trails under construction in Sumter National Forest. Although work has been...trails exist elsewhere in Sumter National Forest, most are farther north...event, held in one of Sumter National Forest's existing trails near...

Exploring mussel matters

...biologist John Alderman believe the creeks that bisect Sumter National Forest harbor the rarest and most endangered freshwater...95 percent are in the East and Southeast. - Sumter National Forest's Long Cane District is the South's most diverse...

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