Sunday, April 17, 2011
To be eligible for participation in the program, the land must be located in one of the historic longleaf ecosystems which includes virtually all land in the midlands of South Carolina.
If accpeted into the program, the NRCS will pay 100% of the cost for landowners who enter into permanent easement agreements, 75% of the cost for 30-year easement agreements, and 50% of the cost for 10-year easement agreements.
To find out more about this valuable program, visit http://www.sc.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/HFRP.html or visit your local NRCS office, which can be found here: http://www.sc.nrcs.usda.gov/contact/.
Photograph shows a longleaf pine, which is one area of focus for this program.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This first membership will run from April 15 to December 15. Individual membership fees are $120, family memberships are $195. A reduced fee of $95 is available to seniors 65 and older. For more information and an application, visit http://www.clemson.edu/public/rec/sandhill/programs/fishing.html.
Monday, April 4, 2011
I had planned to fish the Broad River because I've had good luck with smallmouth there, but the water there was just too high. So I opted for plan B, putting in at the Wateree Dam and paddling over to a small creek called Grannie's Quarter Creek. I've bream fished this spot and have always caught a few small bass while throwing panfish spinners. I upsized my lure offerings on this day, and totaled six fish. The limit for the River Bassin' Trail is 3, so I was in good shape.