Emerald Ash Borer on the Move Across Southeast
South Carolina Forestry Commission.
The emerald ash borer is a wood-boring beetle native to Asia. They have killed tens of millions of ash trees as they have moved from their initial infestation in Michigan. The emerald ash borer has been found in 24 states, including Georgia and North Carolina. South Carolina is surrounded! If you suspect an ash tree is infested with emerald ash borer, contact the Clemson Department of Plant Industry at (864)-646-2140, or contact the South Carolina Forestry Commission's Forest Health team at (803) 667-1002 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Invasive Inspectors
Clemson University. Invasive Species Program.
The Clemson University Invasive Species Program will soon be recruiting middle school aged youth to help with the early detection of invasive species in South Carolina! Families, school groups, camps and other organizations can register for the Junior Invasive Inspectors Program. Adult leaders will be given curriculum written for teaching children ages 9-13 about general invasive species awareness, understanding latitude and longitude, recognizing targeted forest pests and symptoms of decline in trees.
South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Aquatic Nuisance Species Program.
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources in conjunction with the Aquatic Plant Management Council is responsible for the management of nuisance aquatic vegetation in public waters. Each year an Aquatic Plant Management Plan is developed which identifies aquatic weed problem areas, describes management objectives, prescribes management strategies, and determines funding needs and sources.