Photo by Stephen Ramsden
Birds Georgia is building places where birds and people thrive. We do this because the birds we love, the organisms with which they interact, and the habitats we share are facing unprecedented challenges. Restoring, preserving, and engaging around these spaces is vital for avian conservation and ensuring healthy ecosystems and informed populations for generations to come. While this work needs to take place on all scales, from the Chattahoochee National Forest to your patio planters, bird-friendly stewardship on larger, contiguous parcels of land is crucial as we stem the pressures of habitat loss and land development.
The Birds Georgia Habitat Stewardship Program is a new conservation program geared toward large land holdings and the people who own and manage them. It is designed to enable property stewards to make improvements to their land for the benefit of native wildlife while also connecting them to educational resources, technical assistance programs, cost-sharing and revenue-generating programs, engagement and research opportunities, perks associated with Birds Georgia membership such as early access and program discounts, recognition as an official “Habitat Steward” in our program, and more.
We are now accepting preliminary applications for those who wish to enter into the Habitat Stewardship Program as a pilot property. Please fill out the short form below with basic information regarding your property and its use and you will be entered into our pool of potential candidates. From there, additional information about the program and the next steps will be provided as they become available.
Properties for this program will only be considered if they are over 10 acres. All property types above this size are encouraged to apply to the program. Smaller spaces should consider applying to our popular Wildlife Sanctuary Program. If you have any questions, please email Heather Levy, Stewardship Coordinator.