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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  • Open file report : winter storm of January 16, 2022 

    South Carolina State Climatology Office; Strait, Frank (South Carolina State Library, 2022-03-04)
    This report serves as a preliminary dissemination of information on the impacts of the January 16, 2022, winter storm on the state of South Carolina.
  • Procedural management plan aquatic plant management 

    South Carolina. Aquatic Nuisance Species Program; South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Council (South Carolina State Library, 2022)
    This plan discusses the management of nuisance aquatic vegetation in public waters. It identifies aquatic weed problem areas, describes management objectives, prescribes management strategies, and determines funding needs ...
  • FY 2022-2023 annual South Carolina aquatic plant management plan 

    South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Council; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2022)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in conjunction with the Aquatic Plant Management Council is responsible for the management of nuisance aquatic vegetation in public waters. Each year an Aquatic Plant ...
  • Marine Game Fish Tagging Program monthly summary 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (2022-01)
    This monthly summary gives statistics for the Marine Game Fish Tagging Program.
  • Marine Game Fish Tagging Program monthly summary 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (2021-12)
    This monthly summary gives statistics for the Marine Game Fish Tagging Program.
  • Marine Game Fish Tagging Program monthly summary 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (2021-11)
    This monthly summary gives statistics for the Marine Game Fish Tagging Program.
  • Marine Game Fish Tagging Program monthly summary 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (2021-10)
    This monthly summary gives statistics for the Marine Game Fish Tagging Program.
  • Final report South Carolina state wildlife grant project title : concentrations of organic contaminants in Carolina and scalloped hammerhead sharks, implications for success and survival in nursery habitats 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2022-03-08)
    The main objectives of the study were to quantify a suite of legacy organic contaminant concentrations (83 compounds) in hepatic tissue of young-of-year (YOY) sharks of two hammerhead species, Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna ...
  • Bobwhite quail 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; Mahan, William E.; Carmichael, D. Breck (Donald Breck); Hook, Michael; Phifer, Doug (South Carolina State Library, 2021)
    This booklet discusses such things as the quail life history, needs of the bobwhite food & cover requirements, habitat improvements & other considerations, habitat development, developing food, forest management for quail ...
  • Exploring the modification of Sunday hunting restrictions on wildlife management areas in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; Clemson University. Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management; Gagnon, Ryan J.; Baldwin, Elizabeth; Gibbons, Seth (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09)
    This report examines Sunday hunting restrictions on Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) in the state of South Carolina, and what person and community level factors may promote and/or inhibit the expansion of hunting to include ...
  • 2021 South Carolina turkey harvest report 

    Cantrell, Jay; Ruth, Charles; South Carolina Turkey Research & Management Project (2021)
    The Department of Natural Resources annually publishes the Turkey Harvest Report to provide information from the turkey harvest survey. The survey generates information and research related to the state’s wild turkey population.
  • Jocassee journal 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2021-12-21)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes twice a year the Jocassee Journal newsletter on activities related to the Jocassee Gorges tract in Pickens and Oconee County, surrounding Lake Jocassee.
  • 2017 South Carolina turkey harvest report 

    Ruth, Charles; South Carolina Turkey Research & Management Project (2018-01-08)
    The Department of Natural Resources annually publishes the Turkey Harvest Report to provide information from the turkey harvest survey. The survey generates information and research related to the state’s wild turkey population.
  • 2016 South Carolina turkey harvest report 

    Ruth, Charles; South Carolina Turkey Research & Management Project (2016-10-10)
    The Department of Natural Resources annually publishes the Turkey Harvest Report to provide information from the turkey harvest survey. The survey generates information and research related to the state’s wild turkey population.
  • 2015 South Carolina turkey harvest report 

    Ruth, Charles; South Carolina Turkey Research & Management Project (2015-10-20)
    The Department of Natural Resources annually publishes the Turkey Harvest Report to provide information from the turkey harvest survey. The survey generates information and research related to the state’s wild turkey population.
  • 2014 South Carolina turkey harvest report 

    Ruth, Charles; South Carolina Turkey Research & Management Project (2016-09-16)
    The Department of Natural Resources annually publishes the Turkey Harvest Report to provide information from the turkey harvest survey. The survey generates information and research related to the state’s wild turkey population.
  • 2013 South Carolina turkey harvest report 

    Ruth, Charles; South Carolina Turkey Research & Management Project (2013-10-01)
    The Department of Natural Resources annually publishes the Turkey Harvest Report to provide information from the turkey harvest survey. The survey generates information and research related to the state’s wild turkey population.
  • 2012 South Carolina turkey harvest report 

    Ruth, Charles (2012-10-24)
    The Department of Natural Resources annually publishes the Turkey Harvest Report to provide information from the turkey harvest survey. The survey generates information and research related to the state’s wild turkey population.
  • 2011 South Carolina turkey harvest report 

    Ruth, Charles; South Carolina Turkey Research & Management Project (2011-10-12)
    The Department of Natural Resources annually publishes the Turkey Harvest Report to provide information from the turkey harvest survey. The survey generates information and research related to the state’s wild turkey population.
  • 2010 South Carolina turkey harvest report 

    Ruth, Charles; South Carolina Turkey Research & Management Project (2010-09-13)
    The Department of Natural Resources annually publishes the Turkey Harvest Report to provide information from the turkey harvest survey. The survey generates information and research related to the state’s wild turkey population.

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