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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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  • Alligator Hunting Season Report 2017 

    Grosse, Andrew; South Carolina Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division, Alligator Project (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    The 2017 Public Alligator Hunting Season marked the tenth general alligator hunting season after a closure of nearly 40 years. A total of 863 of the 1,000 hunters selected (86.3%) in the 2017 season completed the application ...
  • South Carolina alligator hunting guide for 2018 

    South Carolina Wildlife Management Section (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    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, ...
  • Summary of Wholesale and Bait Dealer Laws 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of Shad Fishing Laws 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of Seine and Gill Net Laws (Saltwater) 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of Public Fishing Pier Laws 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of laws for commercial herring fishing with legal references 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of eel laws 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of Crab Laws 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of Commercial Trawling Laws 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of commercial shellfish laws 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Tag & Release Volume 23, No. 2, April 2018  

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2018-04)
    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, ...
  • [Coastal Plain water well records] 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2012-11-20)
    This spreadsheet shows information about wells in the coastal area of the state. Included are the location, owner, depth, the year it was drilled and other pertinent information.
  • Department of Natural Resources statutes and regulations 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2013-02)
    The Department's statutes and regulations are designed to protect the natural resources of the state particularly water, fish and wildlife. These laws operate principally to regulate the recreational and commercial use ...
  • 2000 annual report of the Heritage Land Trust Fund to the General Assembly of South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2000)
    Each year the South Carolina Heritage Land Trust Fund provides a report to the General Assembly highlighting its activities of the past year.
  • 2013 Envirothon coaches handbook : a natural challenge 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2013)
    This is a handbook for the 2013 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 ...
  • Development potential of underutilized trawl fish in the South Atlantic bight 

    Low, R. A.; Ulrich, G. F. (Glenn F.); Blum, F.; Marine Resources Research Institute (S.C.) (South Carolina State Library, 1982-07)
    Underutilized fish resources available to demersal trawling in the South Atlantic Bight include demersal finfishes, pelagic species, and demersal elasmobranchs. Brief descriptions of species and size composition, relative ...
  • Cooper River Focus Area Habitat Protection Project : conserving the natural resources and historic character of the Cooper, Ashley, Wando and Stono River systems 

    Cooper River Focus Area (S.C.) (South Carolina State Library, 1993)
    The CRFA includes the Charleston Metropolitan Area and much of the area is under intensive development pressure. The wildlife habitats, historical sites, archaeological sites and traditional land uses will be lost or ...
  • Comprehensive Spatial Data on Biological Resources and Uses in Southeastern Coastal Waters of the U.S. 

    Boynton, J. B.; Van Dolah, Robert F.; Arendt, M. D.; Reichert, M. J.; Marine Resources Research Institute (S.C.) (South Carolina State Library, 2013)
    This study was part of a broader initiative by the Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance to begin a comprehensive spatial management plan and provide information critical to that effort through a Regional Information Management ...
  • Flow and salinity characteristics of the Santee River Estuary, South Carolina 

    Hockensmith, Brenda L. (Brenda Louise) (South Carolina State Library, 2004)
    The focus of this study is the characterization of the relationships among specific conductance of water in the Santee River estuary, streamflow, and tide stage and height. Specifically, the purpose is to provide a means ...

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