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DNR Recognizes Georgia Power as a 2023 Forestry for Wildlife Partner

Georgia Power was recently recognized by Governor Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division as one of the agency’s Forestry for Wildlife partners. Each year, select corporate forest landowners who demonstrate a high level of environmental stewardship are honored as a program partner.

Through the Forestry for Wildlife Partnership, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, has promoted sustainable forest and wildlife conservation in forestry practices for more than 25 years and Georgia Power has been consistently recognized as part of the program since its inception in the 1990s.

This past year, wildlife on approximately 800,000 acres across the state benefited from the work accomplished by all three 2023 Forestry for Wildlife partners. A few of Georgia Power’s ongoing environmental projects include the restoration of longleaf pine habitats, participation in the statewide Gopher Tortoise Conservation Initiative and the management of forest land at Plants Hatch and Vogtle to support the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker species.

“Georgia Power is proud to work with DNR on these initiatives and we will continue to uphold our commitment to environmental conservation. Georgia is home to us and has been for over 100 years; protecting Georgia’s natural resources for future generations is at the core of who we are as a company,” said Kerry Bridges, Georgia Power Natural Resources Manager.

Georgia has more than 24 million acres of forestland, and about 90% of that is privately owned.

“Georgia is known for its tremendous diversity of wildlife, woodlands and waters, and it’s our responsibility to pass along that heritage to future generations. These 2023 Forestry for Wildlife partners are showing how conservation and forestry can be combined on working forests to meet that responsibility,” said Wildlife Resources Division Director Ted Will.

In addition to conservation efforts, the 2023 Forestry for Wildlife partners were also recognized for providing public opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, which is an area where Georgia Power shines. The company is the largest non-governmental provider of recreation facilities in Georgia with 16 lakes statewide. Residents interested in visiting Georgia Power’s lakes or properties can find detailed information, including facility amenities, local attractions and water safety information at

For more information about Georgia Power’s environmental initiatives, click here.