Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
The Nongame Conservation Section and the Garden Club of Georgia launched the Community Wildlife Project to enhance native nongame animal and plant populations and their habitats in urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the state, foster wildlife conservation stewardship and education in Georgia communities, promote respect and appreciation of wildlife in combination with community beautification, and improve the quality of life for Georgians living in these communities.
More than 750 communities have been awarded full certification, with more than 600 in various stages of completing certification standards. Since 2005, the new Backyard Wildlife Certification survey has added some 1,800 certified backyards, and 450 of these were certified with two or more adjoining neighbor’s backyards to attain a Neighborhood Backyard Certification.