Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
Cost: $60 for new specialty plates (plus $20 registration standard for all plates). The annual renewal fee for specialty plates is $35 (plus $20 registration for all plates). Ad-valorem tax required.
Available now in your local county tag office.
Funds from the sale of both nongame wildlife license plates in Georgia benefit the Wildlife Conservation Fund. This fund is managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division exclusively for conservation, education and recreation projects focusing on Georgia's endangered and nongame wildlife and plants. The funds have also been used to purchase and preserve habitat.
There are currently no state funds provided for nongame wildlife conservation, education and recreation programs and these important projects are funded solely through federal grants, direct donations and fundraising initiatives like the nongame wildlife license plate.
The tags are one of the primary sources of funding for nongame wildlife conservation in Georgia.
Projects funded through tag sales include bald eagle surveys, the Swallow-tailed Kite Initiative, songbird habitat management, manatee tracking, sea turtle nest protection, right whale protection, peregrine nest monitoring, the Georgia Breeding Bird Atlas, longleaf/wiregrass habitat restoration and many other projects.
The Department of Natural Resources has also used the funding to help purchase critical wildlife habitat and environmentally sensitive lands such as caves harboring endangered bats, rookeries for wood storks and other birds, carolina bays and pitcherplant bogs.
Important resource guides and educational materials like endangered species fact sheets and The Natural Communities of Georgia access guides are printed and made available to the public at no cost through the Wildlife Conservation Fund.
The wildlife tag has proven to be a critical source of funding for nongame conservation, education and recreation projects, but continued support from Georgians is vital to ensure that Georgias endangered and other nongame wildlife remain a part of its natural heritage for future generations.
Funds from the sale of bobwhite quail license plates benefit Georgia's Bobwhite Quail Initiative (BQI).
BQI is a program managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. The goal of BQI is to address declining bobwhite quail populations, Georgia's State Gamebird, by establishing quality habitat for quail and other wildlife on agricultural lands in east central, central and southwestern Georgia.
The BQI license plate was released in 2001 with sales going to support conservation practices in the Bobwhite Quail Initiative, Georgia's first and only state funded private lands wildlife habitat incentive program.
Habitat established through the program also benefits a host of other game and non-game species, reduces soil erosion, improves water quality and increases the opportunity for wildlife-associated recreation.
Georgia continues to lose natural habitat for quail, songbirds and other wildlife in part because of the state's fast-growing human population rate and changing land management practices.
BQI has funded the establishment of more than 325 miles of field borders and hedgerows and positively impacted over 20,000 acres for quail and songbirds through the establishment of critical habitat for nesting, feeding and cover on private lands.
The BQI tag has proven to be a great source of funding for bobwhite quail, songbirds and other species of wildlife.