DNR's Species Conservation Efforts
Recent Conservation Milestones -
The twelve year effort to reestablish robust redhorse to the Santee River System is showing signs of success. This project has been part of a three-state effort to restore robust redhorse population to the Atlantic slope rivers of Georgia and the Carolinas.
Conservation at Work
- Carolina Heelsplitter - Mussel Restoration
- Diamondback terrapin
- Gopher tortoise
- Redeye bass
- Robust redhorse
- Sea Turtles
The State Wildlife Grants (SWG) Program is now 12 years old and going strong. As part of the initial requirements of the Program, each state had to prepare a comprehensive plan that addressed those species that the state deemed had the greatest conservation need. Factors included rarity, threats, lack of management funding, and lack of data.