Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: South Carolina
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

South Carolina Project

Developing a proactive conservation planning tool for stream fishes of greatest conservation need in the Carolinas

July 2024 - June 2026


Participating Agencies

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Carolinas (South and North Carolina, respectively) are home to one of the richest freshwater fish faunas in the US, with many species of greatest conservation need. These species are increasingly threatened by factors associated with human encroachment as natural land is converted to developed land. We are building a web-based Aquatic Planning Tool that will allow conservation practitioners to assess the impact of future development and restoration on SGCNs, allowing us to better identify areas of greatest concern in this rapidly growing region.