Santee Experimental Forest

The Santee Experimental Forest was established in 1937 and is located in Berkley County, South Carolina. The early research program addressed thinning and fire management in loblolly pine stands. Building on that base, it evolved to include silviculture, soil-site relationships, and forest hydrology. Presently the Forest encompasses 6,100 acres, containing all the major forest types in the lower coastal plain, three gauged watersheds, a hydroedaphytron facility, and laboratory and housing facilities. The Santee Experimental Forest is managed by the Center for Forested Wetlands Research (SRS-4353), Charleston, South Carolina, in cooperation with the Francis Marion National Forest.