Coastal Heritage Archive
Coastal Heritage is the quarterly publication of the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, a science-based state agency supporting research, education, and outreach to conserve coastal resources and enhance economic opportunity for the people of South Carolina.
Fall 2007, Vol 22 #2 – An unprecedented demand for new homes along estuaries and tidal creeks is diminishing water access for commercial fisherman and recreational boaters alike.
Summer 2007, Vol 22 #1 – Property insurers say that the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coastlines are increasingly becoming a more dangerous place for hurricanes – and that climate change is an important reason why.
Spring 2007, Vol 21 #4 – Global trade and travel are moving biological invaders around world, causing billions of dollars in damage and displacing native species.
Winter 2007, Vol 21 #3 – Rising sea level is forcing some salt marshes to migrate inland, exposing communities to more flooding. This process will almost certainly accelerate because of climate change.
Fall 2006, Vol 21 #2 – Many teachers are struggling with “discovery learning,” the strongest trend in science education. But help is on the way.
Summer 2006, Vol 21 # 1 – The African contribution to the immensely lucrative South Carolina rice industry.
Spring 2006, Vol 20 # 4 – Why do so many coastal homeowners fail to purchase flood insurance?
Winter 2005, Vol 20 #3 – A new era of green design and construction has arrived on South Carolina campuses.
Fall 2005, Vol 20 #2 – A revolution is coming to ocean science, allowing researchers to study the marine environment in a more detailed, timely fashion than ever before.
Summer 2005, Vol 20 #1 – Innovative developers and civic leaders are drawing residents back to older suburbs and formerly blighted areas.
Spring 2005, Vol 19 #4 – Small stone pieces excavated at the Topper site in Allendale County could be central to the story of Homo sapiens.
Winter 2004, Vol 19 #3 – Gullah history is revealed in Lowcountry land held by families for generations.
Fall 2004, Vol 19 #2 – How fast is too fast? In a single generation, the South Carolina coast has been transformed.
Summer 2004, Vol 19 #1 – American fishermen are battered by tough regulations intended to recover overfished stocks and by floods of cheap imported seafood.
Program Highlights 2000–2004
Spring 2004, Vol 18 #4 – This special double issue describes the major research, education, and outreach projects of S.C. Sea Grant.
Winter 2003, Vol 18 #3 – Many beach communities want to stop erosion in its tracks. How long can they hold back the sea’s advance?
Summer 2003, Vol 18 #1 – Which wild creatures can adapt to accelerating climate change?
Spring 2003, Vol 17 #4 – What happens if we let wildlife go wild??
Winter 2002-03, Vol 17 #3 – Is sprawl outsmarting “smart growth”?
Fall 2002, Vol 17 #2 – South Carolina’s maritime history has been a roller coaster of success and failure.
Summer 2002, Vol 17 #1 – A four-state evacuation from Hurricane Floyd caused massive traffic foul-ups. But South Carolina has since worked hard to improve evacuation planning.
Spring 2002, Vol. 16 #4 – Advocacy organizations have taken over American political and civic life. Is it a good thing?
Winter 2001, Vol. 16 #3 – The biological invaders are coming! The Earth, conservationists say, could become increasingly dominated by hardy, prolific, adaptable exotic species such as the zebra mussel and the fire ant.
Fall 2001, Vol. 16 #2 – Rural neighbors, developers, and conservationists wrangle over development and property rights.
Summer 2001, Vol. 16 #1 – Booming global trade enables animal viruses to race around the world. Now aquatic farmers and researchers are finding new strategies to contain them.
Spring 2001, Vol. 15 #4 – During the twentieth century, many of South Carolina’s rice plantations were turned into hunting preserves, which later became a priceless necklace of wildlife along the coast.
Winter 2000, Vol. 15 #3 – Would you notice if South Carolina’s commercial fishermen disappeared?
Fall 2000, Vol. 15 #2 – If new Urbanists got their way, sprawling suburbs would become an endangered species. But the public, so far, isn’t going along.
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium Five-Year Report
Summer 2000, Vol. 15 #1 – This special double issue describes the major research, education, and outreach projects of S.C. Sea Grant from 1994 to 1999.
Spring 2000, Vol. 14 #4 – Created by Africa and Europe, by slavery and isolation, the Gullah culture is fading into the modern world.
Winter 1999-2000, Vol. 14 #3 – Are ecological restorers bringing back long-lost landscapes—or creating an artificial, costly “nature”?
Fall 1999, Vol. 14 #2 – Rice planters, who dominated the Lowcountry for almost two centuries, spawned the South Carolina coast’s distinctive culture and its most enduring conflicts.
Summer 1999, Vol. 14 #1 – Since hurricanes Hugo in 1989 and Andrew in 1992, government has taken steps to reduce loss of life and property during giant storms, but citizens should also accept more responsibility to learn about their vulnerability to hurricanes.
Nature’s Lessons: A Closer Look
Spring 1999, Vol. 13 #4 – Too many teachers, critics argue, promote a narrow ideology of doom and gloom about the planet’s future. But a growing number of schoolchildren are learning important lessons about complex issues such as global warming, educators say.
You Are Here: New Horizons for Geography
Winter 1998-99, Vol. 13 #3 – Government planners increasingly use new geographic tools to manage development, conserve natural resources, and protect lives and property during natural disasters.
Pfiesteria Hysteria: Just When You Thought It Was Safe
Fall 1998, Vol. 13 #2 – A famous new species of nuisance algae, Pfiesteria piscicida, is often described as a bizarre, freakish phenomenon, but it’s just one small part of an international problem.
Early Europeans in America: Hurricanes Steer the Course of History
Summer 1998, Vol. 13 #1 – From the Chesapeake Bay to the Carolinas to Florida, the dreams of explorers and colonialists were often capsized by giant storms, creating long-lasting impacts on our heritage.
New Visions for Growth: Investing in Open Spaces
Spring 1998, Vol. 12 #4 – Some South Carolina localities are considering innovative techniques to slow down suburban sprawl.
The ABC’s of Science Education
Winter 1997-98, Vol. 12 #3 – Educators and business leaders are initiating the first stages of ambitious reforms to change how young Americans learn math and science.
Armoring the Coast: Beachfront Battles Over Seawalls
Fall 1997, Vol. 12 #2 – How can South Carolina balance preservation of beaches against the rights of private landowners?
Hurricanes 101: Lessons on Saving Lives and Property
Summer 1997, Vol. 12 #1 – Someday we could receive a double whammy: a huge storm that kills thousands of Americans and destroys more property than hurricanes Hugo and Andrew combined.
Exotic Species: The Aliens Have Landed
Spring 1997, Vol. 11 #4 – Exotic species are ruining crops, forests and rangelands across North America, with a pricetag of millions of dollars a year.