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finalizing the protection of the 11,000-acre Cabin Bluff near Cumberland Island, to accelerating the removal of outdated dams and culverts to improve fish passage.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

Longleaf pine trees at Cabin Bluff.
Places We Protect in Georgia Cabin Bluff © Wade Harrison/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.

Three people measure and record data along a stream bank.
Earthen dam removal in Georgia Sara Gottlieb, TNC's director of freshwater strategy & science in Georgia, leads a dam removal with Columbus State University faculty and students. © Henry Jacobs/HJacobs Creative

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.

Two red kayaks on a stream with tree-lined banks.
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.

Several young people stand in a stream looking at water samples in tubes.
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.

Four interns standing in a rocky culvert wearing waders and smiling up at the camera.
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.

TNC's 2017-2020 Conservation Priorities in Georgia

A map of TNC's conservation priorities in Georgia from 2017-2020.
Conservation Program Areas TNC in Georgia's conservation priorities across the state from 2017-2020. © TNC