SCWF) has re-certified 30 Wildlife And Industry Together (W.A.I.T.) sites for 2017. The W.A.I.T. program recognizes industries in South Carolina who are dedicated to protecting the environment and who keep wildlife needs in mind when making their land management decisions. Requirements for certification include wildlife habitat enhancement projects, environmental education for employees, and community outreach.
We need you to contact Secretary of the Interior Zinke by this Friday, May 26, and let him know that full protection of national forests, parks, rangelands and national wildlife refuges should be his priority of the highest order. NOW is the time to nip in the bud any thoughts of diminishing land, waters and wildlife that belong to us all.
The W.A.I.T. certification recognizes several habitat protection & enhancement projects of Martin Marietta, including reclaiming land associated with a former slot mining operation across the street from the active quarry, and maintenance of quail and dove food plots. Future plans include installation of bat houses, duck and bird boxes, and conversion of a portion of the loblolly pine to a long-leaf pine ecosystem. An abundance of roads and numerous walking trails allow the site to be used for wildlife enhancement and educational opportunities for local schools, civic and church organizations.
On March 25, 2017, SCWF was invited to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of
the birthday of President Andrew Jackson at the Lancaster County South
Carolina state park honoring the seventh President of the United States of
America. Fittingly, the Leaf & Petal Garden Club Garden Club and York County Master
Gardeners created a Carolina Fence Garden on the grounds of an 18th-century
The first egg has been laid! Ospreys Ricky and Lucy have made their home on this slice of Lake Murray, South Carolina heaven for the last 4 years. Join us as we watch them up close and LIVE on this Lake Murray Osprey Webcam. Also catch up on their last four years by going to the Lake Murray Osprey Facebook Page.
From Day One in 1931, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation has been powered by individuals who believe the wildlife heritage of South Carolina is irreplaceable and must be preserved for future generations. In the beginning of each year, we make a big push to renew memberships so everyone can keep up with our varied education and habitat offerings, as well as track and take action on conservation concerns that impact us all.
We are thrilled to announce the addition of two new instructors to the program! Tim Lee has studied and taught as a naturalist and biologist throughout the southeast for more than 26 years and is an instructor for the Upstate Master Naturalist program. Steve Patterson is a former president of the Carolina Bird Club and an instructor for the Midlands Master Naturalist program. See full bios on our two new instructors below. Welcome Tim & Steve!
SCWF's Palmetto Pro Birder class visited Congaree National Park with instructor Dr. Drew Lanham on November 30, 2016. Species encountered included: Hermit Thrush, Winter Wren, Black & White Warbler, Pine Warbler, Blue-headed Vireo, Barred Owl, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and several others.
Included in our Donor Impact Report 2016, you will find updates on our education & conservation programs, news from all staff members, a list of all 2015 donors, winning photos from our 2015 Photo Contest, and much more!