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New Don Carter State Park Opens on Lake Lanier

September 16, 2013

This morning, Governor Nathan Deal will recognize the opening of Don Carter State Park, Georgia's newest state park and its only on Lake Lanier.

Caving Put on Hold

June 28, 2013

Caving opportunities in north Georgia and surrounding areas are being restricted due to a fatal fungus in bat communities affecting the East Coast.

Georgia ‘Sees the Green’ by Conserving Lands and Waterways

January 30, 2013

Georgia expanded its investment in clean water, tourism and public health this month by adding more than 9,500 acres to the Townsend and Flat Tub wildlife management areas along the Altamaha and Ocmulgee Rivers.

Understanding & Curbing the Effects of Drought

October 10, 2012

As the cool, crisp season of fall settles across the state with its vibrant color collages, it’s hard to reminisce over a summer filled with images of drought across the United States. Pictures of damaged crops and withering fields flashed across our television screens, as many people wondered, “What is a drought?” or “When will it end?”

Vote for New Wildlife License Plates

September 14, 2012

To support conservation and habitat restoration efforts, the Wildlife Resources Division, Department of Natural Resources will soon be introducing new wildlife license plates and invites you to vote for your four favorite designs.

Good News for Loggerhead Lovers

August 28, 2012

After years of protecting loggerhead nests from predators and hatchlings from commercial fishing, wildlife researchers last month reveled in a new finding - nest numbers on Georgia’s beaches are the highest they've been in 20 years. As of July 30, researchers had spotted more than 2,000 nests.

Outdoors Guide Goes Smart

August 14, 2012

If you're an avid outdoor enthusiast, you can enjoy even easier access to state parks with the Georgia Outdoors Guide, a free smartphone application available in the iTunes App Store and for the Android market.

Keeping Bears At Bay

July 17, 2012

With camping season well underway, the Department of Natural Resources shares some simple tips about how to keep black bears away from your camp.