Manchester State Forest

Replanting Our Nation’s Forests

Forest Overview

The Manchester State Forest is a beautiful 25,000-acre expanse of trees, wildlife, swampland, and bays. The forest is located in central South Carolina and is managed to enhance fish and wildlife habitat, air and water quality, soil conservation, recreation, and scientific research.

Manchester State Forest Needs Our Help

This critical replanting project can become a reality with your help. Through our partnerships, we can assist in the effort to restore longleaf pine trees to a larger portion of its former natural range. In the southeast, longleaf pine ecosystems provide many desirable benefits. This species creates habitat for several threatened and endangered species such as the red-cockaded woodpecker. Longleaf pine trees are also more fire tolerant than other species that dominate the area, and beneficial to an area that is prone to fires throughout spring and summer months.

You can help repair damage to wildlife habitats. Read about our efforts in each and restore the awe-inspiring beauty of our state and national forests.