To learn more about the steps and procedures used by timber- management companies to manage forested land, Steven Smith of Cross Creek Timber in Greenville suggests viewing some of these on-line publications:

• A Landowner’s Guide To Forestry, www.scforestry.org

• Timber Operator’s Professional (TOP) Program, www.scforestry.org/top

• South Carolina’s Best Management Practices for Forestry, www.state.sc.us/forest/bmpmanual.pdf

• Wildlife Management in Pine Plantations, www.themanagementadvantage.com/home/wildlife-management-in-pine-plantations