Georgia Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program Plan
The federal Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) was established in 2002 to protect coastal and estuarine lands considered important for their ecological, conservation, recreational, historical or aesthetic values. The Program, administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, provides state Coastal Management Programs funds to purchase significant coastal and estuarine lands, or conservation easements on such lands, from willing sellers. Lands or conservation easements acquired with CELCP funds are protected in perpetuity so that they may be enjoyed by future generations.
To guide the State's participation in this program, Georgia developed the Georgia Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program Plan that includes coastal conservation priorities and project areas. Click to view the Georgia CELCP Plan.
For more information about CELCP and projects recently funded on the Georgia coast, please contact Jill Andrews at Jill.Andrews@dnr.state.ga.us. To learn more about the federal CELCP Program visit NOAA at: http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/land/welcome.html.