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Speeding up Nature by Thousands of Years
Just a few miles from one of the nation’s busiest metropolitan areas lives an ancient unique ecosystem that provides a home for many rare species, including two federally endangered plants... Read More
Featured Species in Georgia
The rare swallow-tailed kite is considered one of the most threatened land birds currently without federal protection.
Photo credit: Todd Schneider, GA DNR Wildlife Resources Division
Swamp pink is a perennial herb in the lily family. It is known to occur in headwater streams and mountain bogs from New Jersey to Georgia.
Photo credit: Gene Nieminen, USFWS
Partnership Stories in Georgia
Recovering Robust Redhorse
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with Georgia Power, the State of Georgia, the U.S. Geological Survey and other partners to recover the robust redhorse—a fish once thought to be extinct. More »
Unique to Georgia
Hairy rattleweed (Baptisia arachnifera) is a unique plant of the Georgia Coastal Plain. The entire range of this perennial plant covers approximately 125 square miles in two countiesthe southeastern corner of Wayne County and the extreme northern portion of Brantley County. Because the total range of hairy rattleweed is and has been quite small, detrimental land management practices that are commonly used throughout this small area could genuinely threaten the species with extinction.
Photo credit: Alan Cressler
The Altamaha spinymussel (Elliptio spinosa) is a freshwater mussel found nowhere else except in the Altamaha River drainage of southeastern Georgia. As the name implies, the shells of these animals are adorned with 1 to 5 prominent spines that start growing on a juvenile and may reach an inch or more in length by the time the individual is fully grown.
Photo credit: Jimmy Rickard, USFWS