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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 South Carolina annual weather review 

    South Carolina State Climatology Office (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    This annual review gives a breakdown of weather statistics in South Carolina. It also gives the average highs and lows and precipitation totals on a monthly basis of the four geographic regions of the state.
  • SCDNR - waterfowl management areas weekly youth waterfowl harvest report January 19, 2019  

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-01-19)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources manages Waterfowl Management Areas to maintain populations of migratory waterfowl. This report provides a summary of the species, number of youth hunters, ducks per hunter, ...
  • SCDNR - waterfowl management areas - weekly waterfowl harvest report January 21-26, 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-01-26)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources manages Waterfowl Management Areas to maintain populations of migratory waterfowl. This report provides a summary of the species, number of hunters, ducks per hunter, shots ...
  • SCDNR - waterfowl management areas weekly youth waterfowl harvest report January 26, 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-01-26)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources manages Waterfowl Management Areas to maintain populations of migratory waterfowl. This report provides a summary of the species, number of hunters, ducks per hunter, shots ...
  • SCDNR - waterfowl management areas - weekly waterfowl harvest report January 14-19, 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-01-19)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources manages Waterfowl Management Areas to maintain populations of migratory waterfowl. This report provides a summary of the species, number of hunters, ducks per hunter, shots ...
  • Tag & release volume 23, No. 5, November 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2018-11)
    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, ...
  • SCDNR - waterfowl management areas - weekly harvest report Dec 18-22, 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2018-12-22)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources manages Waterfowl Management Areas to maintain populations of migratory waterfowl. This report provides a summary of the species, number of hunters, ducks per hunter, shots ...
  • SCDNR - waterfowl management areas - weekly harvest report Dec 10-15, 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2018-12-15)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources manages Waterfowl Management Areas to maintain populations of migratory waterfowl. This report provides a summary of the species, number of hunters, ducks per hunter, shots ...
  • SCDNR - waterfowl management areas - weekly harvest report Dec 8, 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2018-12-08)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources manages Waterfowl Management Areas to maintain populations of migratory waterfowl. This report provides a summary of the species, number of hunters, ducks per hunter, shots ...
  • 2018 South Carolina black bear hunting rules & regulations 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    This publication gives information on new legislation on bear hunting. Also addressed are seasons, bag limits and requirements for game zones 1 and 4 as well as regulations on tooth and hair collection.
  • COWASEE chronicle : newsletter of the COWASEE Basin 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2015)
    The COWASEE Basin Focus Area is a conservation initiative that works with landowners on a strictly voluntary basis to protect their land through the use of coordination and cooperation.This newsletter is to inform property ...
  • COWASEE chronicle : newsletter of the COWASEE Basin 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2011)
    The COWASEE Basin Focus Area is a conservation initiative that works with landowners on a strictly voluntary basis to protect their land through the use of coordination and cooperation.This newsletter is to inform property ...
  • Fiscal Year 2019-20 agency budget plan 

    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 its annual budget plan that includes a budget plan summary, recurring operating request, non-recurring operating request ...
  • Fiscal Year 2017-18 accountability report 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    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 ...
  • Wando River S238 : shellfish season 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Office of Fisheries Management. Shellfish Management Section (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09)
    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.
  • Upper Wando River S248 : shellfish season 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Office of Fisheries Management. Shellfish Management Section (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09)
    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.
  • Trenchards Inlet S100 : shellfish season 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Office of Fisheries Management. Shellfish Management Section (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09)
    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.
  • Toogoodoo River S168 : shellfish season 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Office of Fisheries Management. Shellfish Management Section (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09)
    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.
  • Story River S101 : shellfish season 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Office of Fisheries Management. Shellfish Management Section (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09)
    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.
  • Steamboat Creek S161 : shellfish season 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Office of Fisheries Management. Shellfish Management Section (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09)
    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.

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