South Carolina Registry


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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 Sustain South Carolina ( -- a statewide 501(c)(3) – with a mission to link commerce and conservation across South Carolina, by aligning the diversity of the state around the future of commerce and conservation”. Sustain South Carolina convened a diverse group of stakeholders to develop South Carolina’s WRR. 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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Additional Resources

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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Listing of Map Services

Get more information about the map layers that are available on the South Carolina WRR interactive map

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User Guide

Get more information about the WRR application and how to use it successfully.

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User Feedback Survey
User Feedback Survey
For any problems, requests, or suggestions to improve the WRRs, please fill out our user survey.


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

Name Agency Phone Email
Ethel Bunch Sustain SC 803-800-4551
Kelly Laycock EPA Region 4 404-562-9132
Heather Preston SCDHEC 803-898-3105
Jeannie Eidson SCDHEC 803-898-41995
Sean Connolly SCDOT 803-737-1398
Lorianne Riggin SCDNR 803-734-4199
Tanner Arrington SCDNR 803-734-3162
Brent Jonas Sustain SC
John Quinn Furman University 864-294-3756