Twelve organizations are uniting their efforts to restore longleaf pine forests in Georgia. The forests are seen as critical for wildlife. They also benefit timber production. The effort is part of a multi-state coming together of public and private groups aimed at longleaf restoration.
An 8-mile-long strip of land on South Georgia's Altamaha River soon could be open to the public. The Nature Conservancy has bought a 6,000 acre tract known as Boyles Island in Wayne County. The $8 million-dollar purchase from timber giant Rayonier is expected to become a $4 million sale to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has launched a mobile app to help outdoors enthusiasts. The app — called the Official Georgia Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Guide — launched earlier this month.
Wildlife officials in Georgia are now accepting online applications for quota hunts. The redesigned system allows hunters to apply for permission to hunt deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and other game.
Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association is planning to open three regional wildlife rescue centers. Organization says there are not enough trained rehabilitators. Spring and Summer are busiest time for animal rescues.