GEFA Executive Director Kevin Clark announced today that Fuller Callaway has been selected as the Georgia Land Conservation Program (GLCP) manager. In this role, Callaway will support the GLCP’s mission to permanently protect Georgia's land and water resources, and to provide financing to local governments, conservation organizations, and landowners for permanent land conservation projects.

Before coming to GEFA, Callaway served as the land conservation specialist for the Georgia Conservancy for four years, where he educated and advised private landowners across the state on the financial and environmental benefits of conservation. In this role, he helped preserve in perpetuity more than 30,000 acres of high-biodiversity habitat along major rivers, streams, and mountain ranges across the state. Callaway also assisted land owners in restoring degraded and altered landscapes. Over the last two years, he also managed the program’s day-to-day operations.

Prior to his work at the Georgia Conservancy, Callaway worked for YieldQuest Advisors in new business development. He also worked in commercial real-estate in Colorado and Texas.

Callaway earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgia State University.

The GLCP works to preserve a statewide network of land and water resources for current and future generations to use and enjoy. The GLCP promotes partnerships between cities and counties in Georgia, state and federal agencies, landowners, and other private sector partners to protect the state's valuable natural resources.

Financing options available through the GLCP include grants, low-interest loans, and tax incentives that augment local, state, and federal funding sources to achieve the permanent conservation of land through the acquisition of conservation easements and fee-simple ownership.