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The history of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources began in 1905 with the passage of Act 489, which provided for the appointment of game wardens by the governor, and in 1906 Act 60 created the State Board of Fisheries. The current organization of the Department of Natural Resources is composed of the former Wildlife and Marine Resources Department, Water Resources Commission (non-regulatory programs), Land Resources Commission (non-regulatory programs), State Geological Survey (State Geologist), and the South Carolina Migratory Waterfowl Committee. The Department's mission is to serve as the principal advocate for and steward of South Carolina's natural resources.

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  • Geologic Time Scale for South Carolina 

    South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    This sheet gives the geologic events in South Carolina broken down by eon, era, period and epoch.
  • MODIFIED MERCALLI INTENSITY SCALE 

    South Carolina Geological Survey; Niewendrop, Clark A. (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    This sheet describes what happens during an earthquake as applied to the different values of the Mercalli Intensity Scale.
  • Prehistoric South Carolina earthquakes 

    South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    In South Carolina, geologists have recently discovered evidence of at least five large paleoearthquakes during the past 5,000 years. This sheet describes the earthquakes with pictures and diagrams.
  • Jocassee journal 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2016-11)
    This periodical presents information and news about the Jocassee Gorges.
  • GEOLOGIC HAZARDS of the South Carolina Coastal Plain 2012 

    South Carolina Geological Survey; South Carolina Emergency Management Division (South Carolina State Library, 2012)
    This map has been designed as a planning tool for use by emergency managers for the response to and recovery from a hazardous geologic event, such as a large magnitude earthquake or a smaller occurrence such as a sinkhole ...
  • Generalized Geologic Map of South Carolina 2005 

    South Carolina Geological Survey; Nystrom, Paul G.; Maybin, Arthur H. (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    This color map shows the geology of South Carolina, including coastal plain, triassic, Blue Ridge and Piedmont, intrusive igneous rocks, significant structural features and significant wave-cut scarps.
  • The rock cycle 

    South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    This diagram show how the different kinds of rocks (igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic) are formed.
  • Fold systems 

    South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    Anticlines and synclines can take on many different geometries. They can be either open tight, or isoclinal in shape. The tighter the folds, the more intense the stress (compression) that caused folding. Folds can also be ...
  • Fault systems 

    South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    Many geology terms come from mining. In mining, "hanging wall" tells you where the roof of the tunnel is, and "footwall" tells you where the floor of the tunnel is. In fault systems, these terms now mean top and bottom and ...
  • Fault systems 

    South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    This paper describes the different kinds of geologic faults: normal, reverse, strike-slip, and oblique.

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