South Carolina Department of Natural Resources [Email Newsletters]

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The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources sends an email newsletter with information about South Carolina animals, plants, wildlife areas, and other pertinent department updates.

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    SCDNR Biologist Recognized as Recovery Champion for Work on Rare Marsh Bird
    (2024-05-29) South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
    When biologist Christy Hand first came to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) in 2011, she had never heard of the black rail; almost no one in South Carolina had. Understanding the rare, disappearing marsh bird quickly became one of the centerpieces of her career – and in time, she established one of the country’s foremost research and conservation programs for black rails. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has honored her work with a 2023 Recovery Champion award.
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    SCDNR: Temporary complete closure set at Deveaux Bank Seabird Sanctuary
    (2024-05) South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is implementing a complete temporary closure of Deveaux Bank Seabird Sanctuary to protect the state’s nesting pelican population.
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    Shellfish Harvesting Season Closes May 27
    (2024-05) South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
    The 2023-2024 season for harvest of oysters, mussels, clams and all other bivalves from South Carolina's State Shellfish Grounds and Public Shellfish Grounds will close on Monday, May 27, 2024 at one half hour after official sunset, according to South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) officials.
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    Horseshoe Crabs Regularly Nest in Salt Marshes, New Research Suggests
    (2024-05) South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
    Until recently, beaches were believed to be the only places where horseshoe crab eggs could hatch and grow. But three years ago, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologists discovered that salt marshes might have an unexpected importance to these ancient invertebrates, offering alternate habitat where eggs and hatchlings can thrive.
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    Endangered Carolina Heelsplitter Mussels Released into Lancaster County Creek
    (2024-04) South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has released 500 endangered Carolina Heelsplitter mussels, Lasmigona decorata, into Lancaster County’s Flat Creek, near Flat Creek Heritage Preserve, which features the locally famous 40-Acre Rock.