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C-CAP Land Cover Atlas

By NOAA Coastal Services Center

Posted on: June, 16 2014

A new version of the Coastal Change Analysis Program's (C-CAP) Land Cover Atlas. This latest version has been updated to include 2010 land cover data for the coastal U.S., allowing users to obtain land cover change statistics for six unique time periods, back through 1996. The new version also includes the option to view land cover changes for watersheds, as well as counties, which serves to broaden the applicability of the tool for environmental assessments.

The Economic Impact of the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium: A State-Level and Regional Perspective

By Dr. Joseph C. Von Nessen

Posted on: January, 24 2014

The study documents the economic impact of activities supported by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, including the creation of new jobs, income and the acquisition of federal funding; management of volunteer services; the launch of an independent spinoff organization; and workforce training programs. Published: December, 2013.

National Coastal Population Report: Population Trends from 1970 to 2020

By National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Posted on: April, 15 2013

This National Coastal Population Report continues the commitment by NOAA’s National Ocean Service to describe the nation’s coastal population, as a complement to the decadal Census conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. This report offers two independent sections that present basic demographic
status and trends information for Coastal Shoreline Counties & for Coastal Watershed Counties, allowing the coastal management community the opportunity to choose the appropriate statistics for their needs

Effects of Urban Development on Stream Ecosystems in Nine Metropolitan Study Areas Across the United States (Circular 1373)


Posted on: November, 19 2012

This report is one of a series which describes major findings of the NAWQA program on water-quality issues of regional/national concern. This report presents an assessment of the effects of urban development on the hydrology, habitat, chemistry, and aquatic communities of streams in nine metropolitan areas. These comprehensive investigations describe how the effects of urbanization vary regionally, and which urban-related stressors are most closely linked to degradation of aquatic biota.

Strategies for Managing the Effects of Urban Development on Streams (Circular 1378)


Posted on: November, 19 2012

This report serves as a companion report associated with the NAWQA effects of urban development on stream ecosystems Circular 1373, and illustrates management strategies used in the United States to reduce the impacts of urban development on stream systems described in Coles and others, 2012.

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Urban Waters

By NC Cooperative Extension

Posted on: November, 15 2012

Recent studies by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and several universities indicate that PAHs are an important emerging contaminant in urban waterways, including the rapidly growing metro areas of North Carolina. This document offers an overview of recent studies of potential sources for PAHs in urban waterways and provides information on management strategies for reducing the risks of PAH impacts on aquatic ecosystems.

Sustainable Coastal Tourism: Renewing Sea Grant's Role

By Carey, J, Falk, J, and Havens, K.

Posted on: October, 22 2012

Tourism is the number one, two, or three contributor to all U.S. states’ economic growth and development. At the same time the ‘environmental footprint’ of tourism is an important concern. From energy and water consumption, to waste and pollution, and degradation of coastal habitat, tourism has become a major factor in the longterm sustainability of America’s coasts. This white paper has been written for the national and state Sea Grant programs to consider when developing their strategic plans.

Rice Fields and Section 106: SHPO Guidance for Federal Agencies and Applicants

By S.C. State Historic Preservation Office

Posted on: June, 28 2012

The guide begins with a brief overview of the history and a description of two types of rice fields, inland and tidal. After the history, the document has definitions of key words; a discussion of Section 106, the National Register of Historic Places, and rice fields; and suggestions for further reading. All sources used in this document are cited in the further reading section.

ACSEC Stormwater Outreach Strategic Plan 2012-2017

By Clemson University, Carolina Clear

Posted on: June, 28 2012

The primary goal of the ACSEC stormwater outreach strategic plan is to provide a framework for prioritizing regional issues, developing targeted outreach methods, and determining program evaluation metrics to improve the delivery and impact of efforts. A complementary goal is to increase clarity of outreach endeavors for all parties involved in the ACSEC to better utilize resources and coordinate efforts.

Rainwater Harvesting for Homeowners

By Carolina CLEAR

Posted on: July, 25 2011

This manual seeks to inform the reader of the benefits environmental, financial and horticultural of small scale residential rainwater harvesting and prepare and lead the reader through designs for building your own rain barrel and taking additional steps towards having a watershed-friendly home landscape.