In the South Carolina Lowcountry, an investor needed a land management plan for a newly purchased 14,000 acres of land formerly owned by a paper company. The property was used to produce fiber and the overall land has been neglected. Many bottomland hardwood wetlands have been ditched, drained and converted to loblolly pine. Mature unthinned loblolly pine dominates the property. At the owner’s request, Milliken Advisors inventoried the timber as part of the acquisition analysis and identified areas to harvest. A land management plan was developed, objectives were defined, and budgets created.
A 20,000-acre recreational-use property in Barnwell County, SC is intensively managed for forestry and hunting purposes. The property managers were faced with a challenge to keep track of all the activities happening on the property ranging from timber sales, quail hunting courses, to prescribed burn areas, etc.