The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a variety of documents on topics related to the state's natural resources, including management plans, surveys, and regulations.

Recent Submissions

  • South Carolina's guide to saltwater fishes 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2014)
    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 ...
  • Best practices guide for community service for cities, counties and agencies to utilize the judicial system for litter removal 

    South Carolina Litter Commission (South Carolina State Library, 2019-11-15)
    This guide is to assist local, county and state agencies in utilizing the available resources for locating community service workers. The forms are not complete and are merely a draft for your organization to tailor a ...
  • Final report South Carolina State Wildlife Grant SC-T-F17AF01207 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources October 1, 2017 – March 31, 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-05)
    The main objective of this study was to assess the geographic range, life history, and life cycle phenology of near-coastal crayfish populations as a means to inform the conservation status priorities of these species. ...
  • Annual/final report SC-U2-F15AP01096 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources October 1, 2015 – March 31, 2019 

    Grosse, Andrew; Fowler, James; Burger, Gary; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-05)
    Competitive State Wildlife Grants funds were awarded to six southeastern states within the range of the gopher tortoise. The goal of this project is to continue work begun in 2008 and 2011 to enhance restoration efforts ...
  • Final report to South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for : a resurvey of historical green salamander locations in South Carolina 

    Barrett, Kyle; Newman, Jill; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-05)
    Green Salamanders, Aneides aeneus, are habitat specialists found in narrow crevices of rock outcrops and under flaky bark of trees. Across three counties in South Carolina were conducted visual encounter surveys of rock ...
  • Results of fall covey count surveys on select WMA tracts - 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-03)
    Fall covey count surveys are conducted annually on select Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) as an estimate of fall quail populations. These surveys are intended to serve as a fall population monitoring technique for assessing ...
  • South Carolina rabbit hunter survey 2018-2019 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Small Game Project (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-03)
    The Small Game Project, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, implemented the South Carolina Rabbit Hunter Survey in the 1991-92 season. The survey was designed to provide reliable, quantitative information about ...
  • Welcome to South Fenwick Island 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-10-08)
    This series of interpretive signs describes the history and natural history of South Fenwick Island in the ACE Basin.
  • 2018-2019 South Carolina bobwhite quail hunter survey 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Small Game Project (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-03)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Small Game Project conducts an annual survey of the state's bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) hunters. This survey was initiated during the 1987-88 hunting season and ...
  • 2019 Bobwhite quail whistling cock census 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-03)
    The Bobwhite Quail (Colinus virginianus) Whistling Cock Census was conducted for the 41th consecutive year in 2019. Seventy-two routes were sampled in 2019, resulting in sixty-five routes which yielded data comparable to ...
  • 2018 fox squirrel sighting survey summary 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Small Game Program (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-03)
    Due to concern about the population status of the fox squirrel across the Southeast, a fox squirrel sighting survey was initiated in South Carolina in 1989 to document distribution, habitat preference and relative abundance ...
  • Summary of living shoreline research to inform regulatory decision-making in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    Coastal marsh habitats are at risk due to sea level rise, increased storm intensity, coastline development, and shoreline hardening. Living shorelines are a powerful tool to proactively protect estuarine shorelines. The ...
  • Potentiometric surface maps of the upper and middle Floridan and Gordon aquifers in South Carolina, November-December 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Land, Water, and Conservation Division; Czwartacki, Brooke; Wachob, Andrew; Gellici, Joseph A. (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    Water-level measurements of 229 wells made primarily during November and December 2018 were used to construct two potentiometric surface maps of the Tertiary-age Coastal Plain aquifers in South Carolina: one map of the ...
  • South Carolina private lands alligator program guide 

    Butfiloski, Jay; South Carolina Wildlife Management Section (South Carolina State Library, 2019-10)
    This booklet was developed to provide basic information regarding the private lands alligator harvest season and what hunters will need in order to familiarize themselves with taking alligators. It includes common hunting ...
  • South Carolina Blue Ridge, Ecoregion 66 stream morphology and LWD results 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05-30)
    In the South Carolina Blue Ridge, Ecoregion 66, six streams were visited in April, 2019, to collect geomorphic data for comparison to hydraulic geometry regional curves available for the North Carolina Blue Ridge Ecoregion.
  • South Carolina bat conservation plan 

    Kindel, Jennifer R.; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-07)
    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 ...
  • Evaluating living shorelines to inform regulatory decision-making in South Carolina 

    Tweel, Andrew; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-06-25)
    This PowerPoint presentation is a study of how best to provide artificial reefs along the shoreline of South Carolina.
  • South Carolina deer antler records 2019 

    Ruth, Charles, Jr.; South Carolina Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    The purpose of the Antler Records Program is two-fold. First, because of the increased interest in deer hunting exhibited by sportsmen, it is a way to recognize outstanding white-tailed deer taken in South Carolina. Second, ...
  • 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 ...
  • South Carolina alligator hunting guide for 2019 

    Butfiloski, Jay; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. 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, ...

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