The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is a federal agency that works to improve and safeguard soil, water, and other natural resources in Georgia. With offices in all 159 counties, the NRCS collaborates with local conservation districts and other partners to serve farmers and landowners. Established in 1967, the Georgia Conservancy's mission is to protect and conserve the state's natural resources through promotion, engagement, and collaboration. The Georgia Coastal Management Program (GCMP) is dedicated to balancing economic development with the preservation of natural, environmental, historical, archaeological, and recreational resources.
The GCMP provides technical assistance to local governments, landlords, developers, and the public to minimize environmental impacts, clarify regulatory requirements, and identify contacts with agencies. It also offers information on best management practices and technical guidance on planning and design, as well as information on habitat and endangered species. The GCMP serves as a liaison between various agencies and institutions and maintains a list of contacts. The objectives of the GCMP's coastal specialists are to promote sustainable development, work with local governments to address natural resource problems, and create a central source of information on coastal management issues.
The mission of the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation is to support the efforts of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to maintain, improve, protect, and conserve Georgia's natural, historic, and cultural resources for present and future generations while recognizing the importance of promoting the development of commerce and industry that use sound environmental practices. Four budding bird artists have been selected as winners of the T-shirt art contest at Georgia's 17th annual youth bird watching competition. The Regional Conservation Partnerships Program (RCPP) is a partner-driven approach to conservation that funds solutions to natural resource challenges on farmland. The Georgia Conservancy and its partners with Georgia Sentinel Landscape are expanding prescribed practices related to fires and firewalls in an 11-county focus area.
USDA service centers are places where you can connect with employees from the Agricultural Services Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, or the Department of Rural Development for your business needs. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently reopened the Village Creek public boat ramp after extensive construction and renovation. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is also involved in the implementation of the natural resource conservation provisions of the Farm Act legislation. By becoming a natural partner, you are investing in the future of Georgia - its people and its places.
State technical committees advise the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and other United States agencies. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently announced that a new state record has been set for the heaviest vermilion snapper caught by a female angler.