About eight percent of Georgia's landscape is considered public land, open for you to explore. This includes state, city, and county parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Wildlife Management Areas, National Forests, and more. On this episode of Georgia Outdoors, we'll take a closer look at the ecology and exciting outdoor activities available for you to enjoy on these lands.
We'll visit a string of National Wildlife Refuges on the coast that protects over 56,000 acres of coastal habitat. You'll also find out about some of our incredible State Parks, and discover what's being done to conserve some of our most endangered creatures on wildlife management areas around the state. All this and more on this episode of Georgia Outdoors
" target="_blank"> Georgia's National Wildlife Refuges
The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the world's premiere system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife and plants. There are nine Nation Wildlife Refuges in Georgia.
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
With 63 state parks and historic sites, there's always a reason to get outdoors. Explore a Civil War battlefield or spend an afternoon hiking to the top of a waterfall. You can enjoy fishing, camping, biking, cabin rentals and more at one of Georgia's state parks and historic sites.
Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division
The Wildlife Resources Division oversees the conservation and management of Georgia’s wildlife and the enforcement of wildlife laws in Georgia. Programs are focused on game animals, sport fish and nongame wildlife, which includes threatened and endangered species.
Georgia Land Conservation Program
The Georgia Land Conservation Program (GLCP) works to preserve a statewide network of land and water resources for current and future generations to use and enjoy. The GLCP promotes partnerships between cities and counties in Georgia, state and federal agencies, landowners, and other private sector partners to protect the state's valuable natural resources.