Mon., April 29, 2013 4:00am
The Department of Natural Resources is set to decide today whether or not to test a new underground water storage system. The $4 million experiment in Baker County will be Georgia's first attempt at aquifer storage and recovery. Backers say the idea has been used successfully around the country for decades.
Fri., April 20, 2012 11:24am
The Trust for Public Land and the USDA Forest Service announced completion of the sale of 901 acres of TPL owned property within the boundaries of the Oconee National Forest to the Forest Service.
Tue., April 3, 2012 1:57pm
Water barrels decorated by artists are being auctioned off in Athens as a way to raise money and promote water conservation efforts. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the rain barrels can help fight drought by catching rainwater to use on lawns or gardens.
Wed., December 14, 2011 5:58pm
State officials approved a plan Wednesday to help communities expand their water supplies. The plan’s critics say Georgia could boost its water supply more cheaply with conservation.
Wed., December 14, 2011 3:50pm
The Longleaf Stewardship Fund announced a new partnership in Columbus Wednesday to preserve the pine tree in Georgia and other southeastern states. Through the Fund, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Southern Company and the Department of Defense and other government agencies are pooling resources to provide grants for environmental management efforts.
Fri., October 28, 2011 5:45pm
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says there are only six known populations of gopher frogs left in the state. Those low numbers have a wide range of groups working with DNR to save the amphibian. Atlanta Botanical Garden biologist Dante Fenolio explains why saving these frogs and other amphibians is so important.
Wed., January 5, 2011 10:09pm
Jekyll Island officials have released their plan for conserving natural areas on the state-run island. The preliminary draft unveiled this week now goes to a 30-day public comment period. Jekyll officials say, the plan's purpose is to detail exactly how natural areas will be preserved and how developed areas can be best managed to benefit wildlife.
Fri., December 10, 2010 8:11am
Georgia, Florida and Alabama are in a tri-state legal battle over water supply. Lawmakers met this week to find solutions to the ongoing battle over water in the region.
Thu., December 2, 2010 5:01pm
Jekyll Island officials are still figuring out how to implement a proposed natural conservation plan. The state-run island's governing body is in the midst of drafting a first-of-its-kind document. It will guide managers in protecting each of the island's about two dozen natural communities, like the beach. They had planned to release a draft in December.
Wed., June 16, 2010 6:23pm
Nearly 500 acres of land outside of Atlanta now belong to the state for conservation. The Department of Natural Resources has long eyed about 469 acres in Dawson County.