Overview


The Georgia Conservancy is a statewide, member-supported environmental organization. Our work for environmental advocacy, land conservation, coastal protection, sustainable growth and outdoor stewardship recognizes the connection between the environment, the economy and our quality of life.

Our Vision: A Georgia where people and the environment thrive

Our Mission: To protect Georgia's natural resources for present and future generations by advocating sound environmental policies, advancing sustainable growth practices and facilitating common-ground solutions to environmental challenges.

Our History: Founded in 1967, the Georgia Conservancy has a rich history of working with private citizens, business, government and academia to preserve and protect the state's natural resources.

Our Programs: The Georgia Conservancy's five programmatic areas work throughout the state to advance our mission and conserve Georgia's land and water. Learn more>>

How to help: Join the Georgia Conservancy and help support our efforts to protect Georgia's natural resources. You also may volunteer your time, attend a trip or event and receive our online newsletter. Learn more>>

Robert Ramsay, President

robert ramsayRobert Ramsay was named Georgia Conservancy President after serving three and a half years as the Conservancy’s Vice President of Development. Prior to joining the Georgia Conservancy in 2011, Ramsay served for three years as Senior Associate Director of Philanthropy at the Nature Conservancy of Georgia. From 2005 through 2008, he was president of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association, where he and his team lobbied the United States Congress for greater protection of American rivers and streams. Robert also served on the Theodore Roosevelt Partnership’s Policy Council from 2007 to 2009. In addition to his role at the Conservancy, Ramsay is a 2013 graduate of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL), a member of the IGEL Board of Directors and a board member of EarthShare Georgia.