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The Importance of Georgia’s Agricultural Lands

There’s a reason Georgia is nicknamed the Peach State. Every year, approximately 1.6 million peach trees bear over 130 million pounds of peaches, worth billions of dollars in farm gate value. And while Georgia’s peach production lags behind other land-rich states, the size and prominence of our agricultural sector speaks to a time-honored tradition of […]

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Georgia Conservancy to Launch Mayors’ Clinics for Community Design in 2022

Announcement made at gala honoring former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin On November 4th, Georgia Conservancy held its 27th annual ecoBenefête gala, honoring former Atlanta mayor Shirley Clarke Franklin with the organization’s prestigious Distinguished Conservationist Award. The evening brought together supporters of the Georgia Conservancy’s work to celebrate and reflect on Mayor Franklin’s legacy as a […]

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Threat of Mining Still Present Near Okefenokee Swamp

New film highlights the Swamp and mining proposal The Georgia Conservancy continues to express serious concerns regarding a proposed heavy mineral mine near the edge of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Georgia. In late 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced that under the Trump Administration’s recently-adapted Clean Water Act guidance, […]

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Georgia Now & Forever: Georgia’s Historic Land Cover and What the Future Holds

By Katherine Moore, Vice President of Programs and Sustainable Growth Program Director, The Georgia Conservancy & Nick Johnson, Senior Planner, The Georgia Conservancy Depending on how you look at it, Georgia is a study in contrasts. On one hand, Georgia is experiencing tremendous growth. According to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budgeting, Georgia is […]

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A New National Park in Georgia?

A collaborative effort to establish a National Park & Preserve in Middle Georgia By Georgia Conservancy Communications Director Brian Foster and Georgia Conservancy Natural Resources Director Charles McMillan Millions of Americans travel annually through Middle Georgia’s Ocmulgee River corridor. While many stop to refuel or grab a bite to eat before heading to destinations north […]