Since early times, explorers and naturalists have extolled the natural beauty of Georgia and the diverse habitats found in our state. In fact, even today, in the face of mass habitat destruction, the southeastern region of the United States is home to some of the most diverse animal and plant communities in the world. Although full restoration of these ecosystems is impossible, there is hope for saving what wild places do remain. Join Host Michael Skinner and learn about Operation Migration – a project that plans to bring the whooping crane back to the skies over Georgia.
Georgia's Natural Heritage Program
We'll also discover more about Georgia's Natural Heritage Program and meet the people that are working to protect Georgia's diversity.
Life in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
And finally we'll meet a University of Georgia professor that is spearheading a comprehensive inventory of all life forms in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Discover Life in America
More information about the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory of the Great Smokey Mountains.
Georgia Natural Heritage Program
Learn more about Georgia's biodiversity
More information about whooping cranes.