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

  • 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 ...
  • South Carolina private lands alligator program guide 

    Butfiloski, Jay; South Carolina Wildlife Management Section (South Carolina State Library, 2020-04-06)
    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 ...
  • South Carolina alligator hunting guide for 2020 

    Butfiloski, Jay; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Wildlife Management Section (South Carolina State Library, 2020-04-08)
    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, ...
  • Northern Long-eared Bat Project at Santee Coastal Reserve and Wildlife Management Area and the Nature Conservancy Washo Reserve 2018 – 2019 general report 

    Kindel, Jennifer; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019-12-18)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources continues to seek location and roost information for the federally threatened Northern long-eared bat on the South Carolina coastal plain. The Northern long-eared bat is ...
  • 30 years of research in the ACE Basin by the Estuarine Finfish Section of SCDNR 

    Renkas, Brock; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2020-03-05)
    This PowerPoint presentation gives an overview of research in the ACE Basin conducted by the Estuarine Finfish Section of DNR since 1990.
  • Striped bass distribution and habitat use in J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir, South Carolina - Georgia : study completion report 

    Bettinger, Jason M., 1972-; South Carolina Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (South Carolina State Library, 2015-12-31)
    This report presents the results of a five year study that monitored the movements of Striped Bass during 2010 - 2014 and Hybrid Striped Bass during 2013 and 2014 in Thurmond Reservoir. The report is separated into four ...
  • Special salvinia alert! : have you seen this plant in South Carolina? 

    South Carolina Aquatic Nuisance Species Program (South Carolina State Library, 2007)
    Giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta), which is prohibited in South Carolina and the United States by State and Federal law, has invaded water bodies in parts of North Carolina and Georgia close to the South Carolina border. ...
  • SC Envirothon 2020 coaches’ manual 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2020)
    This is a handbook for the 2020 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 ...
  • Invasive aquatic plant management in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Aquatic Nuisance Species Program (South Carolina State Library, 2007)
    Preventing the occurrence and spread of aquatic weed infestations in public waters can save millions of public and private dollars each year in avoided control costs.
  • Catch & release : fishing for the future 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2012-12-28)
    This brochure gives tips for catching and releasing fish so that they can be caught again.
  • Anacharis - warning! : what is it? how do I identify it? 

    South Carolina Aquatic Nuisance Species Program (South Carolina State Library, 2007-01-25)
    This brochure discusses Anacharis and provides a South Carolina noxious weed list.
  • 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 ...

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