F&W Forestry Names Nathan McClure New Manager Of Upstate South Carolina

April 2014 — Nathan D. McClure, a 29-year veteran forester with the Georgia Forestry Commission, has joined F&W Forestry Services, Inc., as manager of the upstate region of South Carolina with a new headquarters at Simpsonville near Greenville.  The firm’s former South Carolina office was in Greenwood.

McClure rose through the ranks at the Georgia agency from reforestation forester to chief forester for the Forest Utilization and Markets Department where he was instrumental in developing research data that helped bring forest-based industry to the state.  He also served on the Commission’s executive leadership team.

“We are delighted and fortunate to have someone with Nathan’s skills and experience across the forestry spectrum join the F&W team and take over our South Carolina operations from Lewis Levy, who retired  in December after 19 years of dedicated service to F&W and to our clients in South Carolina,” said Marshall Thomas, president of F&W Forestry Services, Inc., headquartered in Albany, Ga.

Based in Albany, Ga., F&W is one of the nation’s oldest and largest forestry consulting and management firms, with 19 U.S. offices across the southern pine belt, the Central Region, and the Northeast.  It also has affiliated companies in Oregon and in Uruguay and Brazil, S.A.

McClure joined the Georgia Forestry Commission shortly after his graduation from the University of Georgia in 1983 with a B.S. degree in forest resources. He served in numerous Commission capacities, including initiation of Georgia’s carbon sequestration registry, performance checks of Best Management Practices (BMPs), and promotion of new uses for wood, such as engineered lumber.

He also has over twelve years of hands-on forest management experience with responsibility for all facets of overseeing 20,000 acres of  forest land in Paulding and Dawson Counties, Georgia.

As manager of the new Simpsonville office, McClure will have responsibilities for F&W operations largely in the Piedmont region of the state, often called the South Carolina “up country.”  F&W’s office in Statesboro, Ga., will continue to serve the coastal area of South Carolina.

About F&W:

Established in 1962, F&W Forestry Services, Inc., of Albany, Ga., is one of the nation’s oldest and largest forest consulting and management firms.  The company handles timber sales and provides comprehensive forest management and consulting services to private and industrial landowners through a network of 19 offices in 12 states comprising the Southern pine belt, the Central and Appalachia regions, Upstate New York, and Oregon in the Pacific Northwest. It also manages private forestlands in South America with offices in Uruguay and Brazil.