Georgia Rare Species and Natural Community Data

Conservation Opportunity Areas

Potential conservation opportunity areas were identified as part of a larger effort to develop a Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy for Georgia. You can learn more about this strategy, also known as Georgia's Wildlife Action Plan, on our CWCS page.


Potential conservation opportunity areas may be significant to the conservation of biodiversity because they contain one or a combination of the following: a large area of natural vegetation, predicted habitat for rare species, or a documented occurrence of a rare species. A wide array of conservation efforts could be directed at these areas, including many of the programs described on our Conservation Incentives page.


You may download this map of potential conservation opportunity areas. You may also download methods describing how these areas were identified and how to request a GIS coverage of Potential Conservation Opportunity Areas.