The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR) is awarded $1 million to acquire and protect in perpetuity approximately 1,991 acres of diverse habitat known as Sansavilla Phase 2. The area to be protected includes tidal wetlands and adjacent uplands in the lower Altamaha River Watershed. This tract is part of a larger project by GA DNR, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and the U.S. Marine Corps to conserve 19,577 acres in the lower Altamaha River watershed. More than 100 rare plants and animals occur here; of these 15 are federally listed as threatened or endangered, and 17 are state listed and are considered globally rare or imperiled. This parcel connects multiple state wildlife management areas. This increased connectivity between state-owned lands allows for improved management and greater benefits for priority species and habitats.