Georgia is richly blessed with natural resources and a varied landscape of spectacular beauty, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the stately pine forests of the Coastal Plan and the barrier islands and sweeping marshes of our coast. We also have abundant water in our 14 river basins.
With the population of our state at 10 million, development is putting more pressure on our rivers and streams, and poses a threat to our biodiversity. The Georgia Conservancy believes that land conservation is a key to protecting our water resources, our plants and animals, and our citizens. It is for that reason that we have made land conservation a cornerstone of our work.
Launched in early 2011, our land conservation program works on two fronts.
The Georgia Conservancy advocates for local, state and federal policies that encourage land conservation. Our team meets with public officials and their staff at all levels of government to secure their support, or to thank them for their support of land conservation funding and legislation.
Click here to read more about our Land Conservation team’s current advocacy work.
The Georgia Conservancy works with landowners to encourage them to place their land in permanent protection through conservation easements or through participation in various other state and federal programs that provide financial incentives for land protection.
Click here to learn the details of our outreach program.
Photo by John M. Hall