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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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  • 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 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 ...
  • South Carolina private lands alligator program guide 

    Butfiloski, Jay; South Carolina Wildlife Management Section (South Carolina State Library, 2019-10)
    This booklet was developed to provide basic information regarding the private lands alligator harvest season and what hunters will need in order to familiarize themselves with taking alligators. It includes common hunting ...
  • South Carolina Blue Ridge, Ecoregion 66 stream morphology and LWD results 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05-30)
    In the South Carolina Blue Ridge, Ecoregion 66, six streams were visited in April, 2019, to collect geomorphic data for comparison to hydraulic geometry regional curves available for the North Carolina Blue Ridge Ecoregion.
  • South Carolina bat conservation plan 

    Kindel, Jennifer R.; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-07)
    This South Carolina bat conservation plan provides information on legal status, public health, conservation issues, natural history, habitat requirements, species-specific accounts, threats and conservation strategies for ...
  • Evaluating living shorelines to inform regulatory decision-making in South Carolina 

    Tweel, Andrew; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-06-25)
    This PowerPoint presentation is a study of how best to provide artificial reefs along the shoreline of South Carolina.
  • Jocassee journal 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-06)
    This periodical presents information and news about the Jocassee Gorges.
  • Tag & release 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-06)
    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, ...
  • SC hurricanes executive summary 

    South Carolina State Climatology Office (South Carolina State Library, 2019-04)
    This report gives a history and statistics of hurricanes that have impacted South Carolina.
  • South Carolina deer antler records 2019 

    Ruth, Charles, Jr.; South Carolina Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    The purpose of the Antler Records Program is two-fold. First, because of the increased interest in deer hunting exhibited by sportsmen, it is a way to recognize outstanding white-tailed deer taken in South Carolina. Second, ...

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