No matter what party controls the state, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources makes sure it has plenty of wild life. The Department's purview includes the regulation and licensing of boating, fishing, and hunting, and the management and conservation of land, water, fish, and wildlife. Its conservation division specifically watches out for the manatee, marine turtle, and oystercatcher. The department is also tasked with natural resources education, boasting projects that include workshops for teachers and a program that encourages minorities to enter marine and environmental science. The agency has a $322 million annual budget.