Sent by John Eberhart, Georgia Earth Alliance
The Nature Conservancy of GA (TNC) announced they have entered into
negotiations with multiple landowners to purchase an additional 5,400
acres at Chickasawhatchee Wildlife Management Area in Baker County.
This is in addition to nearly 15,000 acres already owned by the state
and managed by DNR, land that was also bought and held by TNC until
the state could raise funds. By next fall, the WMA could be more than
20,000 acres in a contiguous block -- all of it OWNED, not leased.
The Nature Conservancy has bought, or assisted [GA DNR] in buying,
numerous areas now open to hunting, including Wassaw and Okefenokee
National Wildlife Refuges, Ossabaw Island WMA, and portions of Altamaha
The most recently TNC bought Moody [
Air Force Base ] Natural Area, is now open to hunting."