Thu., July 26, 2012 10:21am
The state Board of Natural Resources is set to take over regulation of saltwater fishing in Georgia. State lawmakers gave the board the authority to regulate saltwater fish the same way it does with freshwater species starting January 2013. Until now, the General Assembly has directly controlled rules about some saltwater species.
Wed., July 25, 2012 11:15am
Georgia officials are fining a Tybee Island hotel CEO for moving a sand dune. Harry Spirides of the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort admits to hiring four men to shovel a dune at night starting in mid-February. The executive says, he wanted to make beach access easier for hotel guests. But moving a sand dune violates Georgia's Shore Protection Act.
Fri., May 25, 2012 8:00am
New rules for dogs on St. Simons Island are drawing both cheers and jeers from dog lovers. On the one hand, Glynn County officials are banning dogs on the island's beach this summer when the sand is most popular, during the day. On the other hand, they're giving dog owners the discretion to unleash their dogs and let them roam free in the mornings and evenings.
Fri., May 11, 2012 4:37am
Experts with the Department of Natural Resources say late spring and early summer vacation seasons overlap with the nesting seasons for protected birds such as American oystercatchers, Wilson's plovers and least terns. DNR is asking beachgoers to keep a lookout for protected birds and their nests.
Tue., April 10, 2012 6:00am
A recent survey in Georgia suggests that the bald eagle population is continuing to grow. Officials at the Department of Natural Resources say they have documented 158 occupied nesting territories, 116 successful nests and 190 young fledged, which means they have the feathers necessary for flight.