Sansavilla Acquisition Phase 4

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR) will acquire approximately 2,091 acres of diverse habitat known as Sansavilla Phase 4. The area includes tidal wetlands and adjacent uplands in the lower Altamaha River watershed. Among the more than 100 rare plants and animals occur here, 15 species are federally listed as threatened or endangered, and 17 are state listed and are considered globally rare or imperiled. The Sansavilla tract is owned by The Conservation Fund, with the majority currently leased by GA DNR as a Wildlife Management Area (WMA); it is a key tract in this corridor and one of the few remaining large parcels found along the lower Altamaha River. The protection of the Sansavilla tract is part of a long-term initiative by GA DNR, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and the U.S. Marine Corps, to conserve priority habitats in the lower Altamaha River system, and is designated as a priority within the Georgia State Wildlife Action Plan.