Southeastern Piedmont (Clemson, SC)

    • Clemson University Experimental Forest
    • Piedmont pine and pine-hardwood forest
    • Fire return interval: annual to 30 years
    • Represents 15 million hectares in the southeastern Piedmont
    • Dominant species include loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) and shortleaf pine (P. echinata) with mixtures of oak and other hardwoods in the canopy and subcanopy.
    • The region is largely forested with second- or third-growth timber resulting from reforestation of abandoned farmland and harvesting since the Great Depression.
    • South Carolina suppresses 4500 wildfires each year.
    • At least one catastrophic wildfire (over 400 hectares) has occurred in South Carolina each year since 1970.

    Southeastern Piedmont Map

     For information visit the Southeastern Piedmont FFS Site Location Web Site.

    Southeastern Piedmont FFS Location

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    Thomas A. Waldrop, USDA, FS, Southern Research Station
    twaldrop@fs.fed.us
    864-656-5054

    Ross Phillips, USDA, FS, Southern Research Station
    rjphillips@fs.fed.us
    864-656-4496

    Economics
    Jamie Barbour, USDA, FS, PNW Research Station
    jbarbour01@fs.fed.us
    503-808-2074
    Entomology
    Roy Hedden, Clemson University, Dept. Forest Resources
    rhddn@clemson.edu
    864-656-4832
    Fuels
    Thomas A. Waldrop, USDA, FS, Southern Research Station
    twaldrop@fs.fed.us
    864-656-5054
    Pathology
    Steve Jeffers, Clemson University, Dept. of Plant Pathology
    864-656-7157
    Soils
    Vic Shelburne, Clemson University, Dept. Forest Resources
    vshlbrn@clemson.edu
    864-656-4855
    Vegetation
    Thomas A. Waldrop, USDA, FS, Southern Research Station
    twaldrop@fs.fed.us
    864-656-5054
    Wildlife
    Dave Guynn, Clemson University, Dept. Forest Resources
    dguynn@clemson.edu
    864-656-4830

    Drew Lanham, Clemson University, Dept. Forest Resources
    lanhamj@clemson.edu
    864-656-7294