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Georgia Rare Species and Natural Community Data

Introduction to Available Nongame Conservation Data

Here you will find rare species and natural community data mainatained by the Nongame Conservation Section. Our protected species lists conatain species protected at both the state and the federal level. Our special concern lists includes plants, animals, and natural communities that are federally and state protected and also species that are not legally protected but are considered of special conservation concern by our staff biologists. We maintain active records for these species and communities in our conservation databases.

Commonly Requested Data

Sending Us Locations of Rare Species and Significant Natural Communities

The Plant Watch List

Our plant watch list contains plant species of lesser conservation concern. These are species for which we are gathering information but not adding population locations to the databases. None of these species are protected so they do not have data columns for state and federal protection. For printable PDF version see the following.

Georgia's Natural Communities and Associated Rare Plant and Animal Species: Thumbnail Accounts

Here is a link to a PDF copy of Georgia's Natural Communities and Associated Rare Plant and Animal Species: Thumbnail Accounts written by Linda Chafin and based on "Guide to the Natural Communities of Georgia," by Leslie Edwards, Jon Ambrose, and Katherine Kirkman, 2013, University of Georgia Press. This document summarizes terrestrial and aquatic natural communities within Georgia. The community classification system used here varies from the Ecological Classifications used by NatureServe in other parts of our website.

PDF Versions of Animal and Plant Special Concern List and Plant Tracking List Useful for Compact Printing

Available here are PDF versions of our Special Concern Animal List, Special Concern Plant List and Plant Watch List. These are formatted to save paper when printing. Updated March 2011.

Convert Web Lists Into Database Tables

Lists in Web (HTML) tables on this site and many other Web sites can easily be converted into database tables. Copy and paste (or open) the Web page containing the list into into MS Excel. In Excel select the rows and columns you want to convert into a database table. Make sure to select the header row with the field names (remember dbase field names must only be 10 characters long). Use "File/Save As" to save the data into dBASE IV format. Most (if not all) databases can import dBase IV files as database tables.

You can also use ODBC to link your database to the excel table if it is set up like a database table.

Technotes, Data & GIS

Contact information

Contact information for our staff can be found in the NatureServe Network Staff Directory.

Our address is:

Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Nongame Conservation Section
Wildlife Resources Conservation Center
2065 U.S. Hwy 278 SE
Social Circle, GA 30025-4743

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