Take a trip with us down the Altamaha River. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service traveled the river from Jesup in Southeast Georgia to the barrier islands where the free-flowing Altamaha empties into the Atlantic Ocean.
Along the way, we met federal and state biologists, non-profit conservationists, river-loving landowners, Marine Corps officials, outdoor enthusiasts, commercial fishermen and a fishmonger.
Dan Chapman wrote the stories. Nicole Vidal filmed the videos with the help of a camera-mounted drone piloted by Scott Bishaw and Jeff Lucas. Roy Hewitt pieced together the stories, videos and map to bring the Altamaha alive. Phil Kloer edited the stories. Katherine Taylor handled social media.
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A sanctuary for at-risk birds
Wolf Island: the low-lying barrier islands off limits to the public, but teeming with at-risk, threatened and endangered birds. Read more...
The military embraces conservation
U.S. Marine Corps jets and helicopters rain thousand-pound bombs and 30-caliber bullets on a slice of the Altamaha River corridor. Gopher tortoises, flatwood salamanders and eastern indigo snakes benefit mightily. Read more...
Local landowner fights for the Altamaha
“God put it here a long time ago,” NeSmith preached, “and it’s on loan to my family and me and we want to do our part to make sure it remains a clean, safe environment for our great, great, great, great grandchildren.” Read more...
A gem for hunters and hikers alike
Altama Plantation is perhaps the most critical, and intriguing, piece of property along the entire Altamaha River corridor. Read more...
Explore the Altamaha River
*Note: Green areas on the map represent protected local, state and federal lands.
Banner video of the Altamaha River by Nicole Vidal, USFWS.