Feb. 4, 2013
Draft 2013 Aquatic Plant Management Plan available for public review, comment
The public is invited to review and provide comments on the Draft 2013 South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Plan through the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. The plan is available online.
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources in conjunction with the Aquatic Plant Management Council is responsible for the management of nuisance aquatic vegetation in public waters. Each year an Aquatic Plant Management Plan is developed which identifies aquatic weed problem areas, describes management objectives, prescribes management strategies, and determines funding needs and sources. Since the inception of the program in 1981 over 150,000 acres of invasive aquatic vegetation in public waters have been controlled to improve public access and use. Invasive species costs nationwide have continued to rise while South Carolina’s cost have remained relatively constant due to innovative, integrated control measures.
The DNR and the Council seek public review and comment on the proposed Draft S.C. Aquatic Plant Management Plan. Comments and suggestions should be submitted to program staff by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail (SCDNR, 2730 Fish Hatchery Road, West Columbia, SC 29170). Telephone comments will not be considered. All comments should be received in writing or by email by the closing date of March 6, 2013 to ensure that they are given proper consideration in the final plan.
To view the current plan, go to the website mentioned above and click on the appropriate section. Part I is the Procedural Plan that provides an overview of the program and describes the planning process. Part II is the proposed Annual Management Plan that lists proposed water bodies to receive management efforts and describes in detail proposed control strategies.
- New fishing pier dedicated Feb. 8 at Steamboat Landing on Edisto Island
- Draft 2013 Aquatic Plant Management Plan available for public review, comment
- Youth coon hunt to be held Feb. 9 in Barnwell
- Volunteer instructors sought for new Family Fishing Clinics
- Spring turkey hunters should order tags now for upcoming season
- T.L. Hanna holds fishing tourney on muddy Lake Seccession
- Complete collection of duck stamp art to be displayed at Anderson Arts Center through Feb. 22
- Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic set for March 22-24 at State Fairgrounds in Columbia
- North Island hog hunts with dogs to remove destructive feral hogs
- Public invited to Family Fishing Clinics
- Camp Wildwood of South Carolina open for 2013 registration
- Shooting Sports Field Day set for Feb.9 near Garnett
- Freshwater fishing trends
- Saltwater fishing trends
- S.C. weekly tidetable
- DNR video