Burning, including campfires, will not be allowed on any Jocassee Gorges lands until further notice.
However, as of Tuesday, Nov. 29, the South Carolina Forestry Commission has lifted the general ban on outdoor burning that was previously in
place for all 19 counties in the SCFC’s Piedmont administrative region. The revoking of the ban will again allow legally permitted burning
statewide, though Forestry Commission officials still urge vigilance when burning outdoors.
State law requires that you notify the Forestry Commission before burning for forestry, wildlife management or agricultural purposes. This
includes burning for wildfire hazard reduction, brush control, endangered species management, wildlife habitat improvement, plant disease control,
crop residue removal and preparation of land for planting trees or agricultural crops. All burning for forestry, wildlife and agriculture must
comply with SC Smoke Management Guidelines. To make notification, regardless of county, please call (800) 777-3473.
This photo taken in the morning of 11-21-16 shows the plume of smoke from Rocky Mountain where the fire that had escaped the northern containment line continues to burn. Hand crews continue to make progress around this new section of the fire.
State Forester Gene Kodama is lifting the
burning ban for all Piedmont counties, effective at 6 p.m.
The revoking of the ban will again allow legally permitted
burning statewide, though Forestry Commission officials still
urge vigilance when burning outdoors.
The Coyote Harvest Incentive Program was created by a Budget Proviso (47.10) passed by the 2016 South Carolina General Assembly. This proviso directs the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) to develop and implement a coyote tagging and reward program.