In 1977, Bart Sabine and Randy Waters formed a partnership to provide customized resource management for a small group of landowners in Georgia and South Carolina. During a time of sweeping change to the industry, the company quickly became known for providing services to the private and commercial landowner that were not available through other sources. This started with an active involvement in prescribed burning and restoration of longleaf pine habitats. Since low impact site preparation was not readily available, the company bought heavy equipment to provide some of these niche services. To fill additional client needs this service grew to include construction of logging roads into swamplands that had previously been inaccessible.
In the mid 1980’s Sabine & Waters expanded to provide environmental services such as wetland delineations and permitting and endangered species management. The combination of forestry and environmental services put the company in a unique position of becoming a liaison between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the forest community. Sabine & Waters participated in the drafting of South Carolina’s Best Management Practices and interpretation of how they related to the forestry exemptions of The Clean Water Act.
Today Sabine & Waters continues to provide private landowners, timber companies, developers and government a wide variety of natural resource management services throughout the southeastern United States, with a focus on South Carolina. Our staff includes registered foresters, wildlife biologists, GIS professionals and prescribed fire managers.