Georgia

The Georgia wildlife action plan outlines the activities that will lead to more effective wildlife conservation at the local and state levels, with an emphasis on voluntary, incentive-based approaches and assistance to private landowners.

Georgia’s Diverse Wildlife and Habitats

Georgia has a wide variety of habitats ranging from high elevation cliffs to underground caverns, from piedmont granite outcrops to coastal plain pitcher plant bogs, and from headwater streams to the mouth of the Alhambra River. As a result, Georgia is one of the most biologically diverse states in the nation.

Taking Action for Georgia’s Fish and Wildlife

Georgia’s wildlife action plan used innovative analytical approaches and methods to explore new ways of identifying and addressing conservation priorities for species and habitats in Georgia. A list of 296 high priority animals and 323 high priority plants was developed based on input from DNR staff and other biologists. High priority habitats and landscape features were also identified for each of five ecological regions of the state. Specific programs to address conservation needs for these species and habitats were identified and ranked, and resources, partnerships, performance indicators, and monitoring needs were identified for each of these high priority conservation actions.