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Conservation Planning

The State Wildlife Action Plan, completed in August 2005, is due for an update. Like all state wildlife agencies, DNR made a commitment to review and revise its Wildlife Action Plan, better known as SWAP, within 10 years. The revision process began in 2010 and will be completed by 2015.

The process will include a reassessment of priority species, habitats and conservation actions, as well as more detailed mapping of priority conservation areas. It will also include an evaluation of potential impacts of climate change on priority species and habitats and identification of climate-change adaptation strategies. Further assessment of monitoring needs and performance measures for comprehensive wildlife conservation in Georgia will be part of the work.

Nongame Conservation Section staff will coordinate the SWAP revision process with help from other DNR staff and representatives of a wide variety of government agencies, non-governmental conservation organizations, landowner groups and private corporations. The product of this effort will be a strategic plan that reflects the most current information about wildlife conservation needs and opportunities in the state.

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