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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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  • Fiscal Year 2018-2019 accountability report 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources reports to the Office of State Budget that includes the agency's mission, goals and objectives to accomplish the mission, and performance measures regarding the ...
  • Paleozoic-mesozoic tectonic history of the western inner Piedmont based on superimposed structural relationships, South Carolina and nearby North Carolina, Southern Appalachians 

    Garihan, John M. (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    The focus of this report is the description and interpretation of regional structural relationships mapped in the western Inner Piedmont of Northwestern South Carolina and adjacent North Carolina in the Southern Appalachians.
  • Paleozoic-mesozoic tectonic history of the western inner Piedmont based on superimposed structural relationships, South Carolina and nearby North Carolina, Southern Appalachians 

    Garihan, John M.; South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    The focus of this report is the description and interpretation of regional structural relationships mapped in the western Inner Piedmont of Northwestern South Carolina and adjacent North Carolina in the Southern Appalachians.
  • Loggerheadlines 

    South Carolina Marine Turtle Conservation Program (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    This issue of Loggerheadlines features articles on citizen stewardship, tagging, nesting news, regional news, research and other announcements.
  • Final report South Carolina State Wildlife Grant SC-T-F17AF01207 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources October 1, 2017 – March 31, 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-05)
    The main objective of this study was to assess the geographic range, life history, and life cycle phenology of near-coastal crayfish populations as a means to inform the conservation status priorities of these species. ...
  • Annual/final report SC-U2-F15AP01096 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources October 1, 2015 – March 31, 2019 

    Grosse, Andrew; Fowler, James; Burger, Gary; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-05)
    Competitive State Wildlife Grants funds were awarded to six southeastern states within the range of the gopher tortoise. The goal of this project is to continue work begun in 2008 and 2011 to enhance restoration efforts ...
  • Final report to South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for : a resurvey of historical green salamander locations in South Carolina 

    Barrett, Kyle; Newman, Jill; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-05)
    Green Salamanders, Aneides aeneus, are habitat specialists found in narrow crevices of rock outcrops and under flaky bark of trees. Across three counties in South Carolina were conducted visual encounter surveys of rock ...
  • Results of fall covey count surveys on select WMA tracts - 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-03)
    Fall covey count surveys are conducted annually on select Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) as an estimate of fall quail populations. These surveys are intended to serve as a fall population monitoring technique for assessing ...
  • South Carolina rabbit hunter survey 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Small Game Project (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-03)
    The Small Game Project, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, implemented the South Carolina Rabbit Hunter Survey in the 1991-92 season. The survey was designed to provide reliable, quantitative information about ...
  • Welcome to South Fenwick Island 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-10-08)
    This paper describes the history and natural history of South Fenwick Island in the ACE Basin.
  • 2018-2019 South Carolina bobwhite quail hunter survey 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Small Game Project (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-03)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Small Game Project conducts an annual survey of the state's bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) hunters. This survey was initiated during the 1987-88 hunting season and ...
  • 2019 Bobwhite quail whistling cock census 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-03)
    The Bobwhite Quail (Colinus virginianus) Whistling Cock Census was conducted for the 41th consecutive year in 2019. Seventy-two routes were sampled in 2019, resulting in sixty-five routes which yielded data comparable to ...
  • 2018 fox squirrel sighting survey summary 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Small Game Program (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-03)
    Due to concern about the population status of the fox squirrel across the Southeast, a fox squirrel sighting survey was initiated in South Carolina in 1989 to document distribution, habitat preference and relative abundance ...
  • Recreational shellfish harvest : Winyah Bay-Bulls Bay 

    South Carolina Office of Fisheries Management (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides maps to recreational and state shellfish grounds, available to the public for recreational harvesting or to commercial harvest.
  • Recreational shellfish harvest : South Edisto-Savannah River  

    South Carolina Office of Fisheries Management (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides maps to recreational and state shellfish grounds, available to the public for recreational harvesting or to commercial harvest.
  • Recreational shellfish harvest : Little River-Winyah Bay 

    South Carolina Office of Fisheries Management (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides maps to recreational and state shellfish grounds, available to the public for recreational harvesting or to commercial harvest.
  • Recreational shellfish harvest : Charleston-South Edisto 

    South Carolina Office of Fisheries Management (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides maps to recreational and state shellfish grounds, available to the public for recreational harvesting or to commercial harvest.
  • Recreational shellfish harvest : Bulls Bay-Charleston 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Office of Fisheries Management (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides maps to recreational and state shellfish grounds, available to the public for recreational harvesting or to commercial harvest.
  • Summary of living shoreline research to inform regulatory decision-making in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    Coastal marsh habitats are at risk due to sea level rise, increased storm intensity, coastline development, and shoreline hardening. Living shorelines are a powerful tool to proactively protect estuarine shorelines. The ...
  • SC hurricanes comprehensive summary 

    South Carolina State Climatology Office (South Carolina State Library, 2019-08)
    This report gives a history and statistics of hurricanes that have impacted South Carolina.

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