Smiling volunteers with shovels in a wooded area of the South River watershed.
South River TNC staff and volunteers conducted a habitat cleanup day at Constitution Lakes park in metro Atlanta. The park is within the footprint of TNC’s work in South River Watershed. © John Amis

Stories in Georgia

2020 Georgia Impact Report

This page was updated on November 24, 2020.

This year has undoubtedly challenged everyone—individuals, families and communities. Throughout it all, people turned to nature for comfort, inspiration and respite and nature was there for us. 

With the help of our partners and supporters The Nature Conservancy continued to be there for nature. Our 2020 Impact Report highlights some of our conservation achievements this year—from finalizing the protection of the 11,000-acre Cabin Bluff near Cumberland Island, to accelerating the removal of outdated dams and culverts to improve fish passage.

We'll see you in 2021!

Georgia Conservation Priorities

An alligator gets some sun at Cabin Bluff.
Basking in the sun An alligator gets some sun at Cabin Bluff. © Brant Slay/TNC

Protect and Restore Critical Lands

From ensuring the protection of significant land tracts, to executing controlled burns and advocating for critically important conservation legislation, TNC continues our longstanding commitment to protecting and restoring habitat.

What we're doing to restore longleaf pine.

Safeguard Rivers and Streams

Protecting Georgia’s freshwater and aquatic biodiversity and ensuring the availability of clean water for people and nature. Conservation is a long game and we’re playing to win.

Learn about our impact in the Altamaha River cooridor.

Legacy Club members paddling at St. Simons Island.
On the water Legacy Club members paddling at St. Simons Island. © Clay Bolt

Protect Georgia's Coast and Ocean

Putting nature to work to protect coastal habitats and communities from climate change impacts like sea level rise, storm surge and increasing rainfall. We work with diverse partners to build and implement nature-based solutions for nature and people. 

Read more about coastal resilience.

Urban Green Jobs trainees monitoring the South River's water quality.
Protecting our water Urban Green Jobs trainees monitoring the South River's water quality. © Habesha Inc.

Build Healthy Georgia Cities

Using the power of nature to make cities more resilient and livable places where both nature and people thrive. Residents, community organizations and conservation partners are supporting our work to protect an important watershed in metro Atlanta.

Learn more about our healthy cities work.

LEAF interns conduct fish culvert assessments in North Georgia.
Future conservation leaders LEAF interns conduct fish culvert assessments in North Georgia. © Alex Lamle/TNC

Inspire Conservation Action

Strengthening Georgia’s conservation community by preparing people from an array of backgrounds to become conservation leaders and stewards. We’re also training them for the environmental jobs of today and the future.

TNC's internship programs.

Here in Georgia we are tackling the biggest challenges facing the planet today—climate change, drought, wildfires and more.
Conservation Program Areas TNC in Georgia's conservation priorities across the state from 2017-2020. © TNC

  

2020 Year in Review