Feb 2018 News — Timber Security Issues In My Own Back Yard
According to a NEWS 2 investigation conducted by Rebecca Collett timber security was a major concern this past year as tons of trees had been cut down and removed from the Francis Marion National Forest in South Carolina. Her report was published on December 21, 2017. The thieves have yet to be found and the extent of the damage in loss of revenue for the government and in unplanned harvesting is still unknown and may never be completely discovered.
The Francis Marion National Forest is located northeast of Charleston, SC. It is named for revolutionary war hero Francis Marion, who was known to the British as the Swamp Fox because he hit and fought in the swamps of this forest. The forest includes 258,864 acres divided into four officially designated wilderness areas that are part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Each area is unique in its own way and provides a variety of services to the public including hiking, camping, and just the enjoyment of nature. Until now, timber security has not been one of the main concerns. Feb 2018 — In My Own Back Yard