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"S" is for South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

South Carolina From A to Z
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"S" is for South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Officially formed on July 1, 1994, the South Carolina Department of Natural resources (SCDNR) combined the non-regulatory programs of the South Carolina Water resources Commission and Land Resources Commission, the State Geological Survey, the South Carolina Migratory Waterfowl Committee, and the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department. SCDNR is governed by a policy-making board of directors of seven members appointed by and serving at the will of the governor. The board appoints the agency director. The agency is divided into several divisions covering different areas of responsibility: Outreach and Support Services, Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Marine Resources, Land, Water and Conservation, and Law Enforcement. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ mission statement is to be “the advocate for and steward of the state’s natural resources.”

Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar receivedhisA.B.degreefromDavidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.