The Conasuaga River supports more rare species and is in better condition than most of the other rivers draining through the Coosa River system of northwestern Georgia. Surrounded by extensive wilderness and national forest land, the upper third of the river is in almost pristine condition. The waters of the Conasauga are home to over 90 different species of fish including the amber darter, the blue shiner, and the frecklebelly madtom. Of all of the fish, mussels, and other aquatic species of the river, 25 species are considered rare. The river also provides recreational opportunities like snorkeling, canoeing and outstanding fishing, and most important, water for agricultural, residential and industrial use.
Conasauga River Alliance
The Landowners Guide to Conservation Options
Georgia Wildlife Web