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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  • COWASEE chronicle : newsletter of the COWASEE Basin 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2017-10-04)
    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, 2010-04-01)
    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 ...
  • Procedural management plan aquatic plant management 

    South Carolina. Aquatic Nuisance Species Program; South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Council (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-20)
    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 ...
  • Fiscal Year 2019-2020 accountability report 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2020)
    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 ...
  • Black Scenic River management plan 

    Black Scenic River Advisory Council; South Carolina Land, Water and Conservation Division (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-05)
    This Black Scenic River Management Plan of 2020 outlines a community vision for the Black Scenic River, it reflects public values and aspirations for the river, and it offers ideas and information to address river issues ...
  • Jocassee journal 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-21)
    This periodical presents information and news about the Jocassee Gorges.
  • SC Envirothon 2021 coaches manual 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-21)
    This is a handbook for the 2021 South Carolina Envirothon. The overall goal of the Envirothon is to promote environmental education so that succeeding generations will be more environmentally literate, and possess the ...
  • Careers in marine science 

    South Carolina Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2020-04-16)
    Does marine science sound like an exciting career, but you’re not exactly sure what jobs are out there or how to get started? You’ve come to the right place. In South Carolina, there are many organizations, state and federal ...
  • Hurricane Sally - open file report 

    South Carolina State Climatology Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-16)
    This report serves as a preliminary dissemination of information on the impacts of tropical storm Sally on the state of South Carolina.
  • 2019-2020 category 1 waterfowl hunter survey report 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2020-04)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ (SCDNR) Public Lottery Hunts program provides quality hunting opportunities to the general public on public lands that are intensively managed for wildlife. In order to ...
  • South Carolina white-nose syndrome response plan 

    Kindel, Jennifer; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-30)
    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 ...
  • South Carolina bat conservation plan 

    Kindel, Jennifer R.; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09)
    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 ...
  • Hurricane Isaias - open file report 

    South Carolina State Climatology Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-20)
    This report serves as a preliminary dissemination of information on the impacts of Hurricane Isais on the state of South Carolina.
  • Jocassee journal 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2020-06)
    This periodical presents information and news about the Jocassee Gorges.
  • Technical guidance for the development of wildlife & pollinator habitat at solar farms : South Carolina Solar Habitat Act -- June 2020 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; Clemson University. Cooperative Extension Service; Audubon South Carolina (South Carolina State Library, 2020-06-16)
    Under the authority of the Solar Habitat Act, SCDNR has worked with other state agencies, nonprofit conservation organizations, utilities and solar developers to establish this native habitat and pollinator management ...
  • Beginner's guide to saltwater fishing 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-11)
    Discussed here are several styles of saltwater fishing, types of rods, reels, knots, baits, lures, saltwater fish and marine habitats. You’ll find tips to improve your skills and prepare you for a fun, exciting and successful ...
  • Guide to South Carolina saltwater fishes 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2020-06-29)
    This identification guide provides a quick reference for marine fish that are most often encountered by South Carolina sport fishermen. To facilitate identification, species are grouped by family so that similar-looking ...
  • 2019 South Carolina deer harvest report 

    South Carolina Deer Research and Management Project; Ruth, Charles; Cantrell, Jay (South Carolina State Library, 2020-04-26)
    The 2019 Deer Hunter survey represents the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Section’s ongoing commitment to conduct pertinent research related to the state’s white-tailed deer resource. The primary ...
  • SC hurricanes comprehensive summary 

    South Carolina State Climatology Office (South Carolina State Library, 2020-03)
    This report gives a history and statistics of hurricanes that have impacted South Carolina.
  • Procedural management plan aquatic plant management 

    South Carolina. Aquatic Nuisance Species Program; South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Council (South Carolina State Library, 2020-03-10)
    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 ...

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