November 13, 2015
Commissioner of Natural Resources, Mark Williams has announced that the recently completed Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card is now available on line at: www.CoastalGaDNR.org/ReportCard. The first-ever report card assessment was conducted through a partnership of the Coastal Resources Division, Environmental Protection Division and Wildlife Resource Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Integration and Application Network(UMCES/IAN). The data for the Report Card came from coast-wide DNR surveys and inventories conducted during 2014.
Final Agenda, Meeting of the Coastal Marshlands Committee, Thursday, November 12, 2015 1:30 pm GA DNR Coastal Regional Office, One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520Brunswick, Ga.
November 05, 2015
Meeting of the Coastal Marshlands Committee
Thursday, November 12, 2015 1:30 pm
GA DNR Coastal Regional Office One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520
September 16, 2015
Georgia’s territorial waters will re-open to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 7:00 a.m., Thursday, October 1, 2015. GA DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced in May that oyster harvest in state waters would close at 6:00 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2015 through midnight on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. A similar closure occurred in 2014 to meet the requirements of Georgia's Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) control plan.
September 10, 2015
August 25, 2015
The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed approximately 400 concrete transmission pole sections and bases as the latest addition to Artificial Reef F – located 9 nautical miles east of Jekyll Island.The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed approximately 400 concrete transmission pole sections and bases as the latest addition to Artificial Reef F – located 9 nautical miles east of Jekyll Island.
May 28, 2015
Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Effective that date, commercial food shrimp trawlers can operate in Georgia’s territorial waters open to power-drawn trawls. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine, can harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears.
April 21, 2015
A county-wide Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan will provide Brantley County a framework for coordinated short and long term recovery.
The Brantley County Commission recently voted to sign a contract with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) to develop a county-wide Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan (DRRP). When completed, the plan will provide the County, its municipalities, planners, and staff with guidance necessary to effectively manage recovery and redevelopment activities in the aftermath of a major disaster. The purpose of the DRRP is to provide a framework for the delivery of coordinated short and long term recovery and redevelopment activities to return the county and communities to pre-disaster conditions that are more resilient to future events.
April 13, 2015
Fish habitat enhancement continues to be a priority for the Coastal Resources Division (CRD). With 30 artificial reef sites from 3 to 55 miles offshore, 15 inshore artificial reef sites and over a dozen ongoing oyster reef restoration projects, CRD is working hard to ensure that anglers of all skill levels will have abundant and diverse fishing opportunities for years to come.