The 2015 Georgia Land Conservation Program (GLCP) Annual Report includes a detailed profile of the conservation and financial initiatives and programs created to help protect and preserve the state’s natural resources. In 2015, the GLCP conserved 8,897 acres including buffers on important waterways, habitats for endangered species, and active agricultural and timber lands.

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.

Competitive grants, low-interest loans and tax incentives help achieve the permanent conservation of land through conservation easements and fee-title ownership. Since the program’s inception in 2005, the GLCP has permanently protected 346,940 acres of land, which includes protecting 223,879 acres through 531 donations of land and easements as part of the Georgia Conservation Tax Credit.