Georgia Audubon recently launched a new tool that allows visitors to explore Georgia Audubon's certified Wildlife Sanctuaries. A new ArcGIS tool allows visitors to explore all the different sanctuaries that exist throughout Georgia. Click on any point to learn more about the type of certified space, its size and its general location.
Georgia Audubon's Wildlife Sanctuary Program encourages property owners to enhance their land for birds and other wildlife. Through planting and providing native plants, removing or controlling exotic species, and providing food, water, and shelter for wildlife, local property owners can provide critical wildlife habitat and create a safe haven for wildlife.
Please join us in welcoming two new staff to Georgia Audubon. Catie Iber joins Georgia Audubon as our new Finance and Administration Manager, and Jason Taylor is coming on board as the new Development Manager.
Catie E. Iber joins Georgia Audubon with more than 25 years of accounting experience. A graduate of Furman University, Catie has spent the past several years as a finance consultant. This has given her a great deal of experience in industries ranging from nonprofits and manufacturing to medical and corporate acounting. She is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, a Certified Microsoft Office Specialist, and a Notary for the State of Georgia. Her areas of expertise are handling large amounts of data, creating an easily digestible explanation of accounting complexities, technical and transactional accounting, reconciliations, technology, software/hardware conversion, consulting, training, and special projects. She is a well-rounded team player who loves to sing and spend time in nature. As a volunteer with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, she has been involved in cleaning trash from our waterways and taking part in conservation work for years.
Jason Taylor is a native Georgian who grew up exploring the outdoors with a field guide in hand. He carried this passion to Emory University, where he majored in History, while also co-majoring in Human and Natural Ecology. After college, Jason’s professional path led him to the environmental education community. Starting as a naturalist, he made his way around the environmental/humane education landscape of Atlanta, working for nature centers, Zoo Atlanta, and Piedmont Park Conservancy. One of Jason’s greatest accomplishments was creating, from scratch, an education department at Atlanta Humane Society, bringing much-needed Humane Education to thousands of students in the Atlanta Metropolitan area. Most recently, Jason worked at Emory University as Associate Director of Alumni and Constituent Giving, managing a staff of students who reached out to alumni and friends of Emory to engage, steward, and fundraise. Jason lives in the Upper Westside of Atlanta with his dog Murphy, but enjoys escaping the city to hike across Georgia and beyond to flip logs and rocks for snakes as he goes. At home, he enjoys gardening heirloom vegetables and is a sucker for a craft beer and a good movie, particularly if it’s kaiju or sci-fi/fantasy.
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