Conservation Policies


Our conservation policies provide the Georgia Conservancy with the tools to proactively and confidently approach conservation and sustainability issues that affect our natural resources and influence the lives of Georgians.

READ THE Georgia Conservancy's Conservation Policies


A healthy, resilient and diverse coastal ecosystem that can endure natural and human disturbances, an economy that offers diverse options including healthy, sustainable nature-based businesses such as commercial fishing and recreation-based tourism, and responsible planning for growth and conservation of sensitive coastal lands. Learn more >>

Land Use

Protection and conservation of our precious natural places, sustainable growth solutions for communities large and small, benefits for private land owners seeking to conserve their lands, maintenance of beneficial and existing conservation regulations, and a dedicated source of funding for state land conservation. Learn more >>


Earth’s changing climate is one of Georgia’s most significant long-term environmental challenges. The Georgia Conservancy is therefore committed to the development and promotion of policies and practices that lessen the adverse impacts on the environment that contribute to climate change.  Learn more >>


Air Quality

Clean energy production and energy efficiency, the development and use of clean and efficient transportation alternatives and the best available stationary and mobile source pollution controls so that every county in Georgia meets federal health-based air quality standards. Learn more >>


Clean and abundant drinking water, diverse aquatic habitats preserved for wildlife and recreation, an integrated statewide water quality monitoring network, and a comprehensive state water management plan for the State of Georgia founded on sound science and ecological integrity. Learn more >>


Efficiency and sustainability in our homes, business and transportation models and the development of clean, renewable energy developed, utilized and preferred to protect Georgia’s environment, and the health of Georgians for generations to come. Learn more >>