From cascading mountain streams to placid blackwater rivers, oak-shaded coastal hammocks to windswept mountain ridges, weathered granite outcrops to quiet cypress swamps, Georgia’s varied landscape provides habitats for a vast array of wildlife species. As a result, Georgia ranks among the top states in wildlife diversity. The Wildlife Resources Division strives to protect this valuable part of our state’s natural history.

The Nongame Conservation Section manages Georgia’s native diversity of nongame animals, rare plants and natural habitats through education, research and management, while also striving to increase public enjoyment of these natural resources. During fiscal year 2010, Nongame Conservation’s work varied from surveying American oystercatchers to conducting prescribed burns on nearly 26,000 acres, documenting rare fishes in northwest Georgia and helping acquire priority wildlife habitat along the Altamaha River.

Visit our Conservation Page on the WRD website to learn more about all the non-game and conservation issues and successes in Georgia. You can also contribute to the conservation of wildlife by making a donation or by purchasing a specialty Support Wildlife license plate!

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