South Carolina Registry

Background

South Carolina is the first state in United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 to develop a Watershed Resources Registry (WRR). South Carolina’s WRR has been guided by the leadership of Palmetto Green (www.palmetto.green) -- a statewide 501(c)(3) – with a mission to “ensure sustainable growth across South Carolina, by aligning the diversity of the state around the future of commerce and conservation”. Palmetto Green convened a diverse group of stakeholders to develop South Carolina’s WRR. MacStone This consensus driven decision support tool aims to help minimize conflict and assist in finding conservation value for an applicant’s mitigation need. Stakeholders include: Clemson University, Fuji Film, Furman University, Lowcountry Land Trust, Maryland Environmental Service, Open Space Institute, South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, South Carolina Department of Transportation, South Carolina Farm Bureau, South Carolina Forestry Commission, South Carolina Forestry Association, USDA Forest Service, South Carolina Mitigation Association, South Carolina Ports Authority, Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Norfolk Southern,The Nature Conservancy, United States Army Corps of Engineers, and United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 4.

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Spatial Analyses

Get more information about the spatial analyses and factors selected by the state of South Carolina for their models.

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Contacts

For more information on South Carolina's WRR you can contact the following:

Name Agency Phone Email
Ethel Bunch Palmetto Green 803-800-4551 ethel.palmettogreen@gmail.com
Kelly Laycock EPA Region 4 404-562-9132 Laycock.Kelly@epa.gov
Heather Preston SCDHEC 803-898-3105 prestohs@dhec.sc.gov
Jeannie Eidson SCDHEC 803-898-41995 eidsonjp@dhec.sc.gov
Sean Connolly SCDOT 803-737-1398 connollyms@scdot.org
Lorianne Riggin SCDNR 803-734-4199 rigginl@dnr.sc.gov
Tanner Arrington SCDNR 803-734-3162 ArringtonT@dnr.sc.gov


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