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History Timeline of years 1976 - 1980

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1976 The Heritage Trust program was created in 1976 to preserve those natural features and cultural remains, which are disappearing as the state’s population increases. The program’s purpose is to inventory, evaluate and protect the elements considered the most outstanding representatives of our state heritage.
Heritage Trust Program Logo
1978 The Small Game and Fur Resources projects were established to provide for research, survey and management efforts for animals like bobwhite quail, doves, raccoons and beavers.
Photograph of Hunter Education
1980 The method to elect three Conservation District Commissioners was changed so that the election would be made on the General Election ballot. Prior to 1980, three of the five Conservation District Commissioners were elected by petition.
Picture of Small Farm
1980 The Aquatic Plant Management Council was established to provide statewide coordination of aquatic plant management efforts in public waters. Management of nuisance aquatic plants was further strengthened by law in 1990 when the South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Program and Trust Fund was established. Photograph of Biologist in River



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