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Coastal Growth-Related Publications

Sewee to Santee Watershed Project Report [PDF]

The Charleston Soil and Water Conservation District and partners, including the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, recently installed 62 replacement septic systems and repaired four systems in the Sewee to Santee priority watershed. Sites for the repair and replacement of septic systems were focused in areas with underprivileged households, mainly in the towns of McClellanville and Awendaw, S.C. Eliminating septic system backups in the household or sewage outbreaks in the yard reduced the amount of fecal coliform bacteria going into waterways, helping to improve water quality and contributing to the re-opening of 883 acres of shellfish harvesting beds near McClellanville. This project was funded by the Environmental Protection Agency's Section 319 grant program for non-point source pollution management. Download the PDF to view the complete project report.

Modeling and Prediction of Future Urban Growth in the Charleston Region of South Carolina: a GIS-based Integrated Approach [PDF] by Jeffrey Allen and Kang Lu
This journal article focuses on a GIS-based integrated approach to modeling and prediction of urban growth in terms of land use change.  The publication discusses the results of the modeling efforts to predict future urban growth in the Charleston, S.C. region.
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Growing By Choice or Chance: State Strategies for Quality Growth in South Carolina [PDF]  
A report from the South Carolina Quality Growth Initiative’s Statewide Committee that addresses the State’s growth challenges and provides guiding principles for improving land use patterns, accommodating growth, supporting economic viability, and enhancing quality of life for South Carolina citizens.
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Quality of Life Task Force Report (February 2003) [PDF]
The report provides recommendations from the Governor’s Quality of Life Task Force concerning quality of life issues for South Carolinians, including a wide variety of topics such as community growth, land conservation, regulatory reform, resource inventory, and water resources.
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Coastal Sprawl: The Effects of Urban Design on Aquatic Ecosystems in the United States [PDF] by Dana Beach for the PEW Oceans Commission
This document discusses coastal management challenges with respect to escalating coastal population growth and rapid land consumption, their potential impact on coastal resources, and the need for land use and other policy reforms to protect coastal ecosystems. View the PDF

Growth and Water Resources: The Link Between Land Use and Water Resources [PDF]
This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fact sheet provides information on the link between land use and water resources (June 2002).
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Getting to Smart Growth: 100 Policies for Implementation [PDF]
This document from the Smart Growth Network features 100 policies for each of the ten "Smart Growth Principles," as well as, more than 60 "Practice Tips" derived from the experiences of communities that have used these policies. The publication provides a point from which community leaders can start to engage citizens in the implementation of the Smart Growth Principles to accomplish their land use planning goals.  View the PDF

Getting to Smart Growth II: 100 More Policies for Implementation [PDF]
This Smart Growth Network publication, picking up where the first volume left off, showcases the wide variety of smart growth tools, policies, and approaches that are available to create more livable communities. View the PDF

Placemaking: Tools for Community Action [PDF] This 2002 document, available through, provides a guide to identify currently available planning tools to help communities manage growth and its impacts.
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Why Smart Growth: A Primer [PDF]
This primer uses research, economic analyses, and actual community experience to illustrate “Smart Growth.”
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Critical Line Buffer Ordinances: Guidance For Coastal Communities
Angela Halfacre-Hitchcock, Ph.D. and Daniel R. Hitchcock, Ph.D. This document is part of the Water Quality Improvement and Community Enhancement Series. 2005. 58 pp. FREE  ORDER

South Carolina Coast-A-Syst: An Environmental Risk-Assessment Guide for Protecting Coastal Water Quality
Cal Sawyer. This book contains environmental risk self-assessment that will enable readers to identify and correct pollution sources and health risks in their homes and yards. 2000. 122 pp. FREE  ORDER

The Tidal Creeks Project: Understanding Linkages Between Creeks and Urban Sprawl (booklet)
This booklet helps you to understand how land development affects the environmental quality of tidal creeks and salt marshes. 2005. 18 pp. FREE ORDER

The Tidal Creeks Project: Understanding Linkages Between Creeks and Urban Sprawl (brochure)
This brochure briefly explains how land development affects the environmental quality of tidal creeks and salt marshes. 2005. Brochure. FREE  ORDER

Touring the SC African American Trail of Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester Counties
This handy fold-out travel map takes you through the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor, which extends 240 miles. 1999. FREE  ORDER

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