In March of 1990,
Okefenokee Wildlife League, Inc. (OWL), in cooperation with the Okefenokee
National Wildlife Refuge, was established as a non-profit organization. All donations and funds generated from the
sale of books, photographs and other educational items are used to sponsor
League projects. Funds are also used to
purchase additional refuge equipment and fund educational programs.
Sources of income:
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Georgia Forestry Commission
Greater Okefenokee Association of Landowners (GOAL)
Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce
Okefenokee Swamp Park
Stephen C. Foster State Park
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Okefenokee has the great distinction of not only being a part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, but also the National Wilderness Preservation System. This designation is given to federal lands that are affected primarily by nature and where people are only visitors. Managed using minimum tools, Wilderness Areas are places where visitors can experience unconfined and solitude recreation.