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

  • 2021 South Carolina deer harvest report 

    Ruth, Charles; Cantrell, Jay; South Carolina Deer Research and Management Project (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06-28)
    The 2021 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 ...
  • Ground-water resources of Williamsburg County, South Carolina 

    Newcome, Roy; South Carolina Land, Water, and Conservation Division (South Carolina State Library, 2008)
    Williamsburg County, S.C., has numerous substantial ground-water aquifers. Most are in sand-and-clay formations of Cretaceous Age, like the other counties of South Carolina’s Coastal Plain. Wells as deep as 1,200 feet ...
  • Ground-water resources of Richland County, South Carolina 

    Newcome, Roy; South Carolina Land, Water, and Conservation Division (South Carolina State Library, 2003-10-23)
    Richland County, in central South Carolina, obtains nearly all of its public and industrial water supplies from the City of Columbia water system, which processes 62 million gallons per day from the Broad River at Columbia ...
  • Ground-water resources of Lee County, South Carolina 

    Newcome, Roy; South Carolina Land, Water, and Conservation Division (South Carolina State Library, 2004-04-01)
    Lee County, S.C. has abundant ground-water resources available for public and industrial supplies and crop irrigation.
  • Ground-water resources of Kershaw County, South Carolina 

    Newcome, Roy; South Carolina Land, Water, and Conservation Division (South Carolina State Library, 2002-08-29)
    Kershaw County, S.C. has adequate ground water for considerable growth in the public, industrial and irrigation supplies that rely on that resource. Aquifers in the county are of two basic types: paleozoic bedrock in the ...
  • Nongame fishing in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2017-07-11)
    This gives the rules and regulations for catching nongame fish in South Carolina.
  • Jim Timmerman Natural Resources Area at Jocassee Gorges 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08)
    This topical map of the Jocassee Gorges information about educational opportunities, hunting, fishing, camping, bird watching and wildlife.
  • Rivers & watersheds of South Carolina 

    South Carolina Land, Water & Conservation Division; Tanner, Arrington; Marshall, Bill (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05-17)
    South Carolina rivers drain areas of Georgia, North Carolina, and even a small area of Virginia. Forty-five watersheds, grouped into four river basins, are shown on this map.
  • Fishing for the future : tips for successful catch & release 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2016-10-04)
    This brochure gives tips for catching and releasing fish so that they can be caught again.
  • Guide to the salt marshes and tidal creeks of the Southeastern United States 

    Sanger, Denise M.; Parker, Catharine; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2016-06-03)
    This guide was developed to provide readers with an appreciation for this ecosystem and how important it is to sustaining our coast and quality of life. The first section describes the physical, chemical, and biological ...
  • South Carolina's guide to freshwater fishes 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09-21)
    This booklet describes freshwater fishes found in South Carolina waters, giving information about the fish, its range, preferred habitat, food habits, size and other miscellaneous facts. It also has information on angler ...
  • South Carolina's guide to freshwater fishes 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    This booklet describes freshwater fishes found in South Carolina waters, giving information about the fish, its range, preferred habitat, food habits, size and other miscellaneous facts. It also has information on angler ...
  • Final report South Carolina state wildlife grant F19AF00718 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources August 1, 2019 - December 31, 2021 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2022-04-04)
    The goal of this study was to describe breeding season habitat selection and breeding ecology of Bachman’s Sparrow in the unique wiregrass-free longleaf pine ecosystem of Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center, Santee Coastal Reserve, ...
  • South Carolina Conservation Districts 2021 annual report 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; South Carolina Conservation Districts (South Carolina State Library, 2022-03-21)
    The South Carolina Conservation Districts 2021 Annual Report is a comprehensive set of accomplishments by South Carolina’s 46 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (districts), the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources ...
  • South Carolina alligator hunting guide for 2022 

    Butfiloski, Jay; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Wildlife Management Section (South Carolina State Library, 2022-04-27)
    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, ...
  • Final report South Carolina state wildlife grant project title : concentrations of organic contaminants in Carolina and scalloped hammerhead sharks, implications for success and survival in nursery habitats 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2022-03-08)
    The main objectives of the study were to quantify a suite of legacy organic contaminant concentrations (83 compounds) in hepatic tissue of young-of-year (YOY) sharks of two hammerhead species, Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna ...
  • Bobwhite quail 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; Mahan, William E.; Carmichael, D. Breck (Donald Breck); Hook, Michael; Phifer, Doug (South Carolina State Library, 2021)
    This booklet discusses such things as the quail life history, needs of the bobwhite food & cover requirements, habitat improvements & other considerations, habitat development, developing food, forest management for quail ...
  • Exploring the modification of Sunday hunting restrictions on wildlife management areas in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; Clemson University. Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management; Gagnon, Ryan J.; Baldwin, Elizabeth; Gibbons, Seth (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09)
    This report examines Sunday hunting restrictions on Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) in the state of South Carolina, and what person and community level factors may promote and/or inhibit the expansion of hunting to include ...
  • Sharks of South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Marine Resources Division; Farmer, Charles H., III; Patton, Lesleigh (South Carolina State Library, 2004)
    Pamphlet contains information on recreational fishing rules and regulations for sharks of South Carolina. Of all the marine fishes, sharks are perhaps the most fascinating to man. They are also controversial to the general ...
  • Congaree Creek nature hike 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01-24)
    This brochure describes the Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve and the various plants and animals found there.

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