On October 18, 2020, Congaree National Park celebrates forty-four years of preserving the treasured old growth bottomland hardwood forest found in central South Carolina. Grace Zhou explains how park staff, through the decades, have maintained the many miles of trails and boardwalks that traverse through the forest.
During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the SCDNR archaeology internship program offered Lelia the opportunity to assist the Parker Annex Lab remotely. She was curious how this might go, as she missed working alongside fellow students.
Many college students are finding innovative pathways to gain career experience during the Covid 19 pandemic. Sarah Snare gives us a “day in the life” of her home-based internship cleaning and sorting artifacts for the SCDNR Parker Annex Archaeology Lab!
The winners of the 2019-20 South Carolina Wildlife/Hampton Fund photography contest have been announced! The top-scoring images are on display in this gallery and in the March-April issue of South Carolina Wildlife magazine.
Spring break! Time to hit the beach, go fishing, catch up on sleep or enjoy a home-cooked meal. However, for twelve wildland fire students from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP), a week of prescribed burning in the Southeast was the hottest ticket around.
A group of Blythewood High School students recently took flight in kayaks to conduct research for their senior project. They explored Goodale State Park to learn how wetlands function as the “kidneys of the landscape,” purifying water systems and providing a barrier against flooding.
Spring break for University of South Carolina senior Jackson Bland is one that he will treasure for a lifetime. Skiff along with Jackson and his father as they pole through marsh flats, soak in the beauty of a Lowcountry low-tide, and laugh about “missed shots and clumsy fish.”
A Lowcountry reunion takes a sharp turn when the Leonardi family spots an injured infant fox squirrel in need of assistance. This twist of fate sets the course for a high-speed recovery, neighborhood chase, and a heart-tugging, happy ending at Magnolia Gardens. Roey Leonardi tells how the lil speedster got his name.
Pam Corwin knew she had found her calling when she began working as a fisheries biologist. A career in fisheries was not something she’d considered as a child, but as she got her feet wet, she could easily see the positive impact of her work on the state’s natural resources. And this is where Corwin’s adventure begins.