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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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  • South Carolina white-nose syndrome response plan 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; Kindel, Jennifer (South Carolina State Library, 2019-04)
    White-nose Syndrome is a disease characterized by the white fungus species Pseudogymnoascus destructans which forms on the noses and wing membranes of affected hibernating bats. The objective of this plan is to coordinate ...
  • 2019-2020 annual South Carolina aquatic plant management plan 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Council (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    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 ...
  • South Carolina alligator hunting guide for 2019 

    Butfiloski, Jay; South Carolina. Wildlife Management Section (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    This booklet was developed to provide basic information regarding the alligator hunting season and what hunters will need in order to familiarize themselves with taking alligators. It includes common hunting techniques, ...
  • Working for you naturally 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2005-04-08)
    This brochure highlights ways the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources works for the citizens of the state.
  • Working for you naturally : a citizen's guide to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2009-03-16)
    This brochure is a quick reference guide to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. It includes a list of services and an alphabetical description of these services, products and programs. A directory of DNR offices may ...
  • Updates to Title 50 Chapter 13 protection of fish : new freshwater fish regulations 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2014-04-09)
    This book includes: SCDNR Regions & Contact Information, Game Freshwater Fishing Regulations, Nongame Freshwater Fishing Regulations, Shad & Herring Regulations, How to Properly Measure a Fish, Freshwater/Saltwater Dividing ...
  • Updates to Title 50 Chapter 13 protection of fish : freshwater fish regulations 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2014-03-09)
    This book includes: SCDNR Regions & Contact Information, Game Freshwater Fishing Regulations, Nongame Freshwater Fishing Regulations, Shad & Herring Regulations, How to Properly Measure a Fish, Freshwater/Saltwater Dividing ...
  • Year-round production of native white shrimp (litopenaeus setiferus) for the live bait market 

    Arrington, Deliah; Brunson, Jeffrey; Shumate, Robert; Stokes, Al; Leffler, John; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium (South Carolina State Library, 2012-08-09)
    This Powerpoint presentation discusses the opportunities available for year-round production of native shrimp for use as live bait.
  • Wetlands - reservoirs of biodiversity 

    McCord, Billy; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2008-07-21)
    This Powerpoint presentation shows pictures of wetlands in South Carolina as well as some of the animals that inhabit the wetlands.
  • Trout in the classroom guide for South Carolina schools 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2009-09-01)
    This booklet discusses trout fishing in South Carolina and the Walhalla Fish Hatchery. It gives the biology of trout and gives directions on how to set up an aquarium in order to breed trout in the classroom.
  • Marine Game Fish Tagging Program tag and release guide 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2009-04-22)
    Since 1974, the Marine Resources Division’s Office of Fisheries Management has sponsored a cooperative Marine Game Fish Tagging Program. In addition to being a useful tool for promoting the conservation of marine game fish ...
  • Stock enhancement research with anadromous and marine fishes in South Carolina 

    Smith, Theodore I. J.; Jenkins, Wallace E.; Denson, Michael R.; Collina, Mark R.; South Carolina Marine Resources Research Institute (South Carolina State Library, 2003-07-23)
    South Carolina has been a pioneer in marine and estuarine stock enhancement research. This manuscript provides a summary of the findings from the coastal stocking programs involving shortnose sturgeon, red drum and cobia.
  • South Carolina youth aquatic survey 

    Responsive Management (Firm); South Carolina Freshwater Fisheries Section (South Carolina State Library, 2001-08)
    The purpose of this study was to assess South Carolina youth's awareness of issues related to aquatic natural resources and recreational fishing. The goal of this study was to gather data on South Carolina youth in order ...
  • Workbook and key to the freshwater bivalves of South Carolina 

    Bogan, Arthur E.; Alderman, John M.; North Carolina Freshwater Bivalve Conservation Partnership; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2008)
    This book gives descriptions and pictures of freshwater bivalves of South Carolina.
  • Shoreline change along the South Carolina coast : implications for the ecological environment 

    Van Dolah, Robert F.; South Carolina Marine Resources Research Institute (South Carolina State Library, 2010-04-16)
    This Powerpoint presentation highlights the effects that beach erosion and shoreline changes have on the ecosystem.
  • South Carolina Marine Game Fish Tagging Program 1978-2009 

    Wiggers, Robert K.; South Carolina Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Marine Game Fish Tagging Program has proven to be a useful tool for promoting the conservation of marine game fish and increasing public resource awareness. In addition, the program has provided biologists ...
  • South Carolina fishing license holders opinions and attitudes toward fisheries management and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources 

    Responsive Management (Firm); South Carolina Freshwater Fisheries Section (South Carolina State Library, 1998-03)
    This study was conducted for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Freshwater Fisheries Section to assist the Section in becoming more responsive to its customers. It is important for fishery managers to ...
  • South Carolina deer hunters' attitudes regarding harvest limits and tagging of deer 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; Responsive Management (Firm) (South Carolina State Library, 2010)
    This study was conducted in May 2010 for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to determine deer hunters’ opinions on harvest limits and regulations regarding tagging harvested wildlife. Responsive Management ...
  • Life stages of the rainbow trout 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2014-01-06)
    This sheet show the life cycle of rainbow trout.
  • Jim Timmerman Natural Resources Area at Jocassee Gorges 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund (South Carolina State Library, 2012-05)
    Along with a map, this sheet includes information about Jocassee Gorges such as its history, special points of interest, educational opportunities at Jocassee Gorges, hiking, fishing, hunting, bird-watching, wildlife and camping.

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