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Regional Coastal Community

Workshop Series

James Hackett

Environmental Planner

SCDHEC-OCRM

Coastal Planning Division


Planning division
Planning Division

  • Established in 1996

  • Evolved from Charleston Harbor Project

  • Elizabeth von Kolnitz, Director

  • Technical assistance

  • Public outreach

  • Project management

  • Research collaboration


Special area management plans
Special Area Management Plans

  • Used to develop strategies to protect and manage resources where conflicts occur

  • Requested by local, state or federal entities

  • Local involvement is key

  • Initiated and approved by DHEC Board

  • Cost sharing

  • Allows focus on specific issues in particular areas


Special area management plans1
Special Area Management Plans

  • Ashley River

  • Charleston Harbor Project

  • Beaufort County

  • Cooper River Corridor

  • Murrells Inlet

  • Georgetown


Filbin creek wetland project
Filbin Creek wetland project

  • Creek placed on 303 list for impaired water bodies

  • Working with City of North Charleston

  • EPA wetland grant

  • OCRM enforcement money as match

  • To be completed in 2007


Severe storms
Severe Storms

  • Establish communications with local govt.

  • Assessments begin within 24 hours

  • DBR threshold – digital photos, GPS


Other planning work
Other Planning Work

  • Low Impact Development

  • Best Management Practices

  • Vegetated Riparian Buffers

  • Coastal and Estuarine Land Protection

  • Water body protection plans

  • Workshops – waste water, realtors

  • Public access grants

  • Coastal Community Environmental Assistance

  • Boat landing study


Contact information
Contact information

James Hackett, Environmental Planner

[email protected]

(843) 747-4323 ext. 138


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