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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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  • 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 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.
  • 2019/2020 South Carolina wildlife management area map #10 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides area maps of regions of the state that identify agency-owned and managed Wildlife Management Areas. This map shows Wildlife Management Areas in Dorchester, ...
  • 2019/2020 South Carolina wildlife management area map #9 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides area maps of regions of the state that identify agency-owned and managed Wildlife Management Areas. This map shows Wildlife Management Areas in Berkeley, Charleston, ...
  • 2019/2020 South Carolina wildlife management area map #8 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides area maps of regions of the state that identify agency-owned and managed Wildlife Management Areas. This map shows Wildlife Management Areas in Florence, Marion, ...
  • 2019/2020 South Carolina wildlife management area map #7 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides area maps of regions of the state that identify agency-owned and managed Wildlife Management Areas. This map shows Wildlife Management Areas in Lancaster, Kershaw, ...
  • 2019/2020 South Carolina wildlife management area map #6 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides area maps of regions of the state that identify agency-owned and managed Wildlife Management Areas. This map shows Wildlife Management Areas in Lancaster, Kershaw, ...
  • 2019/2020 South Carolina wildlife management area map #5 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides area maps of regions of the state that identify agency-owned and managed Wildlife Management Areas. This map shows Wildlife Management Areas in Laurens, Union, ...
  • 2019/2020 South Carolina wildlife management area map #4 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides area maps of regions of the state that identify agency-owned and managed Wildlife Management Areas. This map shows Wildlife Management Areas in Laurens, Union, ...
  • 2019/2020 South Carolina wildlife management area map #3 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides area maps of regions of the state that identify agency-owned and managed Wildlife Management Areas. This map shows Wildlife Management Areas in Greenwood, McCormick, ...
  • 2019/2020 South Carolina wildlife management area map #2 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides area maps of regions of the state that identify agency-owned and managed Wildlife Management Areas. This map shows Wildlife Management Areas in Oconee, Pickens, ...
  • 2019/2020 South Carolina wildlife management area map #1 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides area maps of regions of the state that identify agency-owned and managed Wildlife Management Areas. This map shows Wildlife Management Areas in Oconee, Pickens, ...
  • Tag & release 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-08)
    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, ...
  • Potentiometric surface maps of the upper and middle Floridan and Gordon aquifers in South Carolina, November-December 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Land, Water, and Conservation Division; Czwartacki, Brooke; Wachob, Andrew; Gellici, Joseph A. (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    Water-level measurements of 229 wells made primarily during November and December 2018 were used to construct two potentiometric surface maps of the Tertiary-age Coastal Plain aquifers in South Carolina: one map of the ...

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