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Resources

Community Resilience

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Southeast

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit logo

A summary of climate impacts in the Southeast, as well as a collection of climate-focused case studies, tools, reports and training for the region.

South Carolina LID Manual

Front cover of the Low Impact Development manual for South Carolina

A detailed guide teaching ways to create a sustaibable neighborhood. Learn about how to use permeable pavements, rainwater harvesting, greenroofs, and more.

Green Infrastructure Effectiveness Database

Preview of the search page for the Green Infrastructure Effectiveness database

An entire database of resources to help you reduce the impacts of coastal hazards, such as hurricane erosion and sea level rise, through green instrastructure.

Communication and Process Skills

Building Risk Communication Skills

NOAA document preview beginning with Questions to ask and what to listen for

A resource to help you gather information on how flooding, storms, and other risks affect your community.

Rock Your Virtual Presentation

NOAA document preview beginning with Questions to ask and what to listen for

Do you need to communicate research, regulations, or other complex topics via virtual presentations? This two-part course is for scientists and agency or municipal staff who want to knock their next outreach webinar, virtual conference, or online meeting presentation out of the park. Contact Abi Locatis Prochaska prochaskaa@dnr.sc.gov to request this training for your organization or team, or if you have attended and need access to materials. The CTP will also host this training once a year with registration open to any SC coastal decision maker.

Techniques for Facilitating Virtual Meetings

NOAA document preview beginning with Questions to ask and what to listen for

Planning a virtual meeting? This document, developed by NOAA, will walk you through strategies that work well and help you attain your meeting objectives.

Habitat Conservation

Coastal Wetland Buffers: Science and Design Considerations

Wetland shoreline

Watch a recording of training hosted on February 4, 2021 to understand the science supporting wetland buffer protections. Webinar starts at 28:00 minutes.

Coastal Wetland Buffers: Putting Buffers into Practice

Wetland shoreline

Watch a recording of a training hosted March 3, 2021 for case studies showing how to put buffers into practice in your community.

Understanding Living Shorelines

A preview of the NOAA Living Shorelines webpage

An introducation to the benifits of living shorelines and how to use living shorelines to protect the environment and your community.

South Carolina Wetland Regulations Session 1

A preview of the NOAA Living Shorelines webpage

Watch a recording of a webinar hosted in July 2020 to (1) gain a current overview of wetland regulations, permitting, and common circumstances that result in violations (2) Learn to recognize basic identifying characteristics of wetlands and how they are used in delineation (3) Hear directly from federal and state agencies about regulation development, permitting processes, roles and responsibilities.

South Carolina Wetland Regulations Session 2

A preview of the NOAA Living Shorelines webpage

Watch a recording of a webinar hosted in July 2020 to 1) Understand wetland ecosystem functions and services (2) Learn the legal basis for wetland protections, including recent changes to wetland rules (3) Hear case studies on local-level requirements and techniques for protecting people and property.

What is a Wetland?

What is a Wetland

This video is an introduction to the basic characteristics of wetlands in coastal SC: hydrology, hydric soils and hydrophytic vegetation.

Wetland Habitats in Coastal South Carolina


This video is an overview of the wetland habitats of coastal South Carolina.

Water Quality

Stormwater 101

A preview of Clemson University's Stormwater 101 page

A guide to understanding the relationship between stormwater and pollution and how we can use simple stormwater management to protect the health of our waterways.

Stormwater Pond Management

A preview of Clemson University's Stormwater Pond Management webpage

A collection of resources to help you maintain a healthy stormwater pond and solve common problems.