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

  • Records of South Carolina white-tailed deer 1906-2022 

    Ruth, Charles; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2022-11-22)
    The South Carolina white-tailed deer Antler Records Program was initiated in the spring of 1974 and since that time, 7,691 sets of antlers (7,650 typical and 321 non-typical) have been officially entered into the list. ...
  • The American alligator : living among “modern day dinosaurs” 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2022-09-26)
    This brochure gives the description, habitat, management & control, typical behaviors and prey & food of alligators.
  • Final report South Carolina State Wildlife Grants Project SC-T-F19AF00719 January 1, 2020 - May 31, 2022 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; Ross, Beth; Tegeler, Amy; Hook, Michael; Small, Michael (South Carolina State Library, 2022-09-12)
    This study represents the largest known effort to inventory Ruffed Grouse and Golden- winged Warblers in the State of South Carolina. We found low Ruffed Grouse and Golden- winged Warbler occupancy rates across two seasons ...
  • Species snapshot : a 2022 status update for South Carolina’s saltwater species 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2022)
    This document is a status update for South Carolina's saltwater species.
  • South Carolina bat conservation plan 2017 

    Kindel, Jennifer R.; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2017-10)
    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 ...
  • South Carolina Certified Fishing Instructor Program 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2012-09-24)
    This brochure explains how to become a certified fishing inastructor.
  • Managing ponds for recreational fishing 

    South Carolina Freshwater Fisheries Section (South Carolina State Library, 2014-12-22)
    This publication provides South Carolina pond owners with guidance to increase their pond’s potential to produce quality fishing year after year.
  • South Carolina trout fishing 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2014-05-20)
    This book describes the following about trout fishing in South Carolina: history, management, stocking, trout streams, fishing methods, information about the trout, fishing lures and maps of fishing access areas.
  • Anadromous fish 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2013)
    This includes information about anadromous fish and includes a find-a word puzzle and maze.
  • SCDNR state lakes 

    South Carolina Freshwater Fisheries Section (South Carolina State Library, 2015-06-15)
    This description of fishing lakes in South Carolina includes maps, fishing rules and regulations and directions to the lakes.
  • South Carolina trapping and commercial fur harvest regulations 2022-2023 

    South Carolina Furbearer Project (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06-03)
    This brochure contains a summary of the state statutes regarding the commercial harvest of furbearers. Applicable statutes are listed in parentheses at the end of each section of this brochure.
  • Botany Bay Plantation WMA driving tour 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2022-02-15)
    This sheet gives a map and driving directions with pertinent information of Botany Bay Plantation.
  • Law enforcement investigations statistics 2021 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Law Enforcement Investigations Section (South Carolina State Library, 2022-03-31)
    The information found in this report is useful in Boating Safety Education programs as a reference for stressing facts relating to careless boat operation. This information helps to impress upon each person the importance ...
  • South Carolina Department of Natural Resources conservation districts strategic plan 08/22-07/25 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2022-02-09)
    This plan includes the the Department's mission, vision, values and long term goals and objectives.
  • Saluda Riverwalk 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; City of Columbia Parks and Greenways (S.C.) (South Carolina State Library, 2022-03-07)
    This sheet describes Saluda Riverwalk park.
  • [Aves] 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2022-02-09)
    This sheet shows the differtent parts of a bird.
  • Aves de jardín comunes en Carolina del Sur 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2022-02-09)
    This sheet shows pictures of birds that are typically found in backyards in South Carolina.
  • Middle Saluda at the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (South Carolina State Library, 2021-06-29)
    This sheet gives information for anglers fishing the Middle Saludas River, including trout fishing regulations, angler ethics and fish handling methods.
  • ACE Basin news : newsletter of the Ashepoo, Combahee, Edisto Basin 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2021-06-25)
    This newsletter highlights the ACE Basin and gives useful information to landowners and others in the basin area.
  • 2021 South Carolina black bear hunting information 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2021-07-01)
    This sheet gives information on black bear hunting in South Carolina including dates, limits and laws.

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