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Population Growth and Land Use

About Population Growth and Land Use

As the population of coastal South Carolina increases and changes, local communities, landowners, and organizations must work strategically to identify, design, and conserve their land network in order to maintain healthy wildlife and human communities.

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium provides science-based information to prioritize land that should be conserved or restored, and also point to areas that are more appropriate for development.

Community Planning

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Citizens’ Guide to Community Planning: Greater Myrtle Beach Region

This guide is a basic primer for the land-use planning techniques deployed by the eight government bodies in Horry County. Includes a section on special purpose zoning districts and other planning tools, as well as a land-use codes matrix for each municipality (2008).

Blueways and Greenways

Blueways-Greenways in Charleston Region Map

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium worked with multiple partners to develop an interactive map of blueways and greenways in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties. Users can explore land and water trails, water access points, green spaces and historic sites.

Community Education

The South Carolina Coastal Information Network

The purpose of SCCIN is to coordinate coastal community outreach efforts in South Carolina. The network includes federal and state agencies, regional government agencies and private organizations working together to deliver outreach programs.

This collaboration avoids duplication of efforts and minimizes the number of meetings/workshops that community leaders and staff are asked to attend, leverages scarce resources, and maximizes program benefits and expected outcomes.

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