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South Carolina Forestry Facts
Total Land Area (ac):
Forest Land Area (ac):
Timberland Area (ac):
Private Ownership (%):
89% of timberland
FIA 2014 Survey
South Carolina Economic Impact Reports*
Forests have always played an important part in the history and economics of South Carolina. The first record of a forest products industry dates to 1670 when boards were sawn near the mouth of the Ashley River. Today South Carolina’s forests provide the raw material for the state's forest products industry - the largest manufacturing industry in South Carolina.- South Carolina Forestry Commission
Recent NewsThe Timber Industry – Pine Plantations Quietly Take Over South Carolina's Economy Westerman, Bipartisan Congressmen Launch Working Forests Caucus
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* As of 2015, no standard methodology exists for producing economic impact or economic contribution reports. Please exercise caution when viewing and comparing reports as each may vary significantly in terms of source data and analysis and reporting methodology.