Georgia's landscape is 93% privately owned. More than 80% of Georgians are interested in wildlife and support funding for wildlife education and habitat management. More than 80% of Georgians are interested in wildlife and support funding for wildlife education and habitat management programs. Through science-based conservation planning, landowners can more effectively achieve their wildlife and natural resource goals and ensure that these resources are in good condition for future generations in Georgia.
Participation in these programs is voluntary. The objectives are determined by the owner. Professional technical assistance is provided free of charge and financial incentives may be offered for conservation practices. WRD wildlife biologists are available to work with landowners to develop comprehensive wildlife management plans.
They can also match the needs of homeowners with one or more federal and state conservation programs. Assistance is available in all 159 counties in Georgia. The Department of Natural Resources has state responsibilities for the management and conservation of Georgia's natural and cultural resources. Most of this work is carried out by the five operating divisions of the DNR, which have legal authority over the management and protection of Georgia's natural and cultural resources.
The divisions also provide technical assistance, education and outreach and other programs relevant to their individual missions. The Regional Conservation Partnerships Program (RCPP) is a partner-driven approach to conservation that funds solutions to natural resource challenges on farmland. The NRCS is a federal agency that works hand-in-hand with Georgians to improve and protect soil, water and other natural resources. The Law Enforcement Division is responsible for protecting Georgia's wildlife, natural and cultural resources, and DNR properties, enforcing laws on navigation, garbage and waste, providing education classes for hunters and boaters, and providing public safety for Georgia citizens.
The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) has the primary responsibility for managing Georgia's marshes, beaches and marine fishing resources. The stewardship of Georgia's natural resources is the responsibility of every individual, organization, government and company. Four budding bird artists have been selected as winners of the T-shirt art contest at Georgia's 17th annual youth bird watching competition, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the implementation of the natural resource conservation provisions of the Farm Act legislation.
State technical committees advise the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and other United States agencies. USDA service centers are places where you can contact employees of the Agricultural Services Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or Rural Development for your business needs. PLP wildlife biologists work in partnership with foresters from the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) and staff from the Georgia Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to provide wildlife-related technical assistance in the development of forest management plans.