American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) walks along a restored oyster reef.
Oystercatcher. American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) walks along a restored oyster reef. © Carlton Ward Jr.

Stories in Georgia

2019 Year in Review

Our work in Georgia builds on a legacy of innovation and leadership to address climate change, protect land and water, build healthy cities and work toward a future where people and nature thrive.

We achieve lasting, transformative conservation thanks to our many partners and loyal supporters. We are collaborating with partners to build a healthier Atlanta, applying nature-based solutions to boost coastal resilience and protecting iconic Georgia species with our flexible yet focused approach. Thank you for your support. We’ll see you in 2020!

Georgia Conservation Program Areas

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

Critical Lands

Conserving and restoring wildlife habitat and Georgia’s biodiversity. From ensuring the protection of significant land tracts, to executing controlled burns that will help restore nearly 44,000 acres, to advocating for critically important conservation legislation, TNC continues our longstanding commitment to habitat protection.

See how we're conserving longleaf pine habitat for gopher tortoises.

Freshwater

Protecting Georgia’s rivers, lakes and streams and ensuring the availability of clean water for people and nature. Conservation is a long game with huge payoffs for the future of our world and we’re playing to win.

Learn about our work along the Altamaha River.

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

Coast and Ocean

Putting nature to work to protect coastal habitats and communities from sea level rise, storm surge and increasing rainfall associated with climate change. Coastal counties, researchers and conservations team up to plan and implement tools designed to help officials and residents prepare for flooding and reduce its impact, and nature-based solutions to protect wildlife habitats. 

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.

Healthy 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 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

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.

Find out about TNC's youth engagement efforts.

Here in Georgia we are tackling the biggest challenges facing the planet today—climate change, drought, wildfires and more.
Conservation Program Areas Here in Georgia we are tackling the biggest challenges facing the planet today—climate change, drought, wildfires and more. © TNC

  

2019 Year in Review