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 1906-2021 

    Ruth, Charles; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2021)
    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 (7,378 typical and 313 non-typical) have been officially entered into the list. ...
  • South Carolina stream quantification tool version 1.0 : user manual 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; South Carolina Stream Quantification Tool Steering Committee (South Carolina State Library, 2021-06-02)
    The Spreadsheet User Manual (user manual) introduces key concepts and provides instruction on how to use the South Carolina Stream Quantification Tool (SC SQT) workbooks. Information on data collection for the SC SQT is ...
  • South Carolina stream quantification tool version 1.0 : data collection and analysis manual 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; South Carolina Stream Quantification Tool Steering Committee (South Carolina State Library, 2021-06-02)
    The Data Collection and Analysis Manual provides instruction on how to collect and analyze data for the South Carolina Stream Quantification Tool (SC SQT). Few measurements are unique to the SQT and procedures are often ...
  • Annual report of the Department of Natural Resources on Act 51 123rd session of the South Carolina General Assembly (2019) 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2021-06)
    Act 51 of the 123rd Session of the South Carolina General Assembly largely rewrote wild turkey hunting laws in South Carolina. It established new turkey season frameworks, imposed a limit of one gobbler during the first ...
  • South Carolina private lands alligator program guide Fall 2021-Spring 2022 

    Butfiloski, Jay; South Carolina Wildlife Management Section (South Carolina State Library, 2021-07-06)
    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 ...
  • 2020-2021 South Carolina bobwhite quail hunter survey 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Small Game Project (South Carolina State Library, 2021-07-12)
    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 ...
  • South Carolina deer antler records 2020 & 2021 

    Ruth, Charles, Jr.; South Carolina Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division (South Carolina State Library, 2021-07-15)
    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 wildlife facilities atlas 

    South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department (South Carolina State Library, 2015-08-27)
    County by county, detailed maps indicate all public boat ramps. In addition, wildlife facilities of other kinds are shown. These include public fishing piers and shellfish grounds as well as facilities for family activities, ...
  • Santee Cooper anadromous fish : fish passage & restoration 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-01-28)
    Anadromous fish are fish that spend most of their lives in the saltwater environment of oceans and bays, but return to the freshwater environment of rivers and streams to spawn. Several species of anadromous fish use the ...
  • Records of South Carolina white-tailed deer 1906-2017 

    Ruth, Charles; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2017-11-16)
    The South Carolina white-tailed deer Antler Records Program was initiated in the spring of 1974 and since that time, 6,783 sets of antlers (6,517 typical and 266 non-typical) have been officially entered into the list. ...
  • Records of South Carolina white-tailed deer 1906-2016 

    Ruth, Charles; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2016-08-02)
    The South Carolina white-tailed deer Antler Records Program was initiated in the spring of 1974 and since that time, 6,783 sets of antlers (6,517 typical and 266 non-typical) have been officially entered into the list. ...
  • Alligator hunting season report 2020 

    Hart, Morgan; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division, Alligator Project (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-20)
    The 2020 Public Alligator Hunting Season marked the thirteenth general alligator hunting season after a closure of nearly 40 years. A total of 850 of the 1,000 hunters selected (85%) in the 2020 season completed the ...
  • 2020 South Carolina deer harvest report 

    South Carolina Deer Research and Management Project; Ruth, Charles; Cantrell, Jay (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-27)
    The 2020 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 ...
  • 2020 South Carolina turkey harvest report 

    South Carolina Turkey Research & Management Project (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-30)
    The Turkey Hunter Survey represents the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Section’s ongoing commitment to conduct pertinent research related to the state’s wild turkey population. The primary objectives ...
  • South Carolina alligator hunting guide for 2021 

    Butfiloski, Jay; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Wildlife Management Section (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-29)
    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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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