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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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  • Simple Bouguer gravity map of the South Carolina coastal plain 2000 

    Madabhushi, Sriram; Talwani, Pradeep; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; University of South Carolina (South Carolina State Library, 2000)
    This map shows in color grades the gravity of the South Carolina coastal plain.
  • South Carolina principal nonfuel mineral producing counties 

    South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    In 1999, South Carolina ranked 24th among the 50 States in the total nonfuel mineral production. The estimated value of 1999 was $574 million, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). This was a 2% increase from ...
  • PROJECTED EARTHQUAKE INTENSITIES FOR SOUTH CAROLINA 

    South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    This map shows earthquake intensities, by county, based on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale.
  • Mineral resources map of South Carolina, 1997 

    Maybin, Arthur H.; South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 1997)
    This map shows mine sites, industrial plants and mineral resources in South Carolina.
  • Structural features of South Carolina 

    Maybin, Arthur H.; South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 1998)
    This is a map of South Carolina's structural features including faults.
  • Tag & Release Volume 22, No. 1, March 2017 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2017-03)
    Tag & Release is the newsletter for the South Carolina Governor's Cup Billfishing Series, an official program of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Parks, ...
  • 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.

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