Wild and Domestic Turkeys. Birds of Different Feathers.

While sitting down to enjoy turkey during Thanksgiving, remember that although wild and domestic turkeys are genetically the same species, that’s about where the similarity ends. “The wild turkey in a sprint can outrun a galloping horse,” said Charles Ruth, Deer and Turkey Project supervisor for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Although it […]

Greenville Businessman Named Winner of 2012 Environmental Awareness Award

Tom Kester, a retired partner from the global auditing firm of KPMG LLP, has been named winner of the 2012 South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award. Kester, who serves as chairman and treasurer of the not-for-profit Conestee Foundation, was recognized at a ceremony at the S.C. Forestry Commission’s Environmental Education Center at Harbison State Forest in […]

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Names Jocassee Gorges one of “50 of the World’s Last Great Places”

  The Jocassee Gorges was recently named one of “50 of the World’s Last Great Places-Destinations of a Lifetime” in a special edition of National Geographic magazine. “National Geographic‘s special recognition of Jocassee Gorges is quite an honor,” said Mark Hall, Jocassee Gorges land manager for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. “We have one […]

Keep Lights Out for Loggerheads

  Conservation groups say that South Carolina coastal residents’ support needs to increase to raise awareness and educate visitors to “Keep Lights Out for Loggerheads.” Nesting season for the state reptile is May through October – occurring on the beaches of South Carolina’s barrier islands. From May through August, loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) come […]