SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – The South Carolina Forestry Commission is offering scholarships to 20 landowners to attend a conference on managing the longleaf pine forests.
It is using stimulus funds to pay the registration fees for 20 landowners from around South Carolina to attend the eighth annual Regional Longleaf Conference that's scheduled for Oct. 12-15 in Columbia.
Longleaf pine forests have been reduced 3 percent of their historical acreage due to conversion of land to other uses and the gradual shift to other forest types, according to the commission.
The workshop will give land managers the opportunity to learn about various aspects of the threatened ecosystem.
Click here to apply for a scholarship to attend the Longleaf Conference.