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SCDNR offices statewide to resume in-person transactions



Oyster shell from an ancient shell ring complex litters the beach at low tide on SCDNR’s Botany Bay Heritage Preserve & WMA in 2017. Since then, archaeologists with the agency’s Heritage Trust program have waged a war again the clock to excavate the site and catalog thousands of artifacts before it is lost to sea level rise. [SCDNR photo by D. Lucas]
SCDNR Heritage Trust program contributes to “Science Advances” journal article

Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol member Barbara Pagnotta stands next to the state's first sea turtle nest to hatch in 2020. (Photo: Lynne Sager) Lights out! Sea turtle hatching season has begun



Charles Ruth of SCDNR (right) with Steve Shea, SE TWS Deer Committee Chairman, presenting the 2020 Deer Management Career Achievement Award.
SCDNR Big Game Program Coordinator presented with prestigious award

Black Bears - Photo by John Hains
SCDNR says take down bird feeders if a black bear is visiting your neighborhood



Cape Romain Shorebird Steward Jennifer Cahill talks with visitors on the beach near the southern tip of Lighthouse Island.
S.C. Coastal Bird Conservation
program focus turns to new protection
and conservation efforts.

Leave "lost fawns" alone
Leave "lost fawns" alone



K9 Blue. (Taylor Main/SCDNR)
SCDNR K9 passes away after medical emergency

Harvested Deer
Statewide deer harvest remained stable in 2019







SCDNR Blogs

Introducing two brand new blogs from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources – read on for behind-the-scenes outdoors and conservation stories from the Appalachians to the Atlantic.

Erin Weeks South Carolina Coastal Resources
by Erin Weeks

Baby sea turtle

David Lucas South Carolina Natural Resources
by David Lucas

Bobwhite Quail


Billy Downer SC Wild Radio Show
by Major
Billy Downer

Catch up on what you miss on SC Wild Radio with Phil Kornblut and Major Billy Downer.

The SC Wild radio show airs Wednesdays at 7:30 PM on Sports Talk Radio Network.

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