Georgia is fortunate to have abundant wildlife. Birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects provide beauty and interest for those who take time to notice, and also are a source of recreation for many Georgians. Managing wildlife can be a challenge for experts and for homeowners. This is particularly true as population centers continue to expand and displace animals' native habitats. This page provides tips and information about coexisting peacefully with, protecting, and managing wildlife, wherever it is found.
Commercial and Professional Publications
- Managing Algal Blooms and the Potential for Algal Toxins in Pond Water
- Sport Fish Management in Ponds
- Planting Guide to Grasses and Legumes for Forage and Wildlife in Georgia
- The Importance of Preserving Biodiversity in the Urban Landscape and How We Can Help
- Spanish Series: La Importancia de Preservar la Biodiversidad en el Paisaje y cómo Podemos Ayudar
- Deer-Tolerant Ornamental Plants
- Resolving Human-Nuisance Wildlife Conflicts
- Community and School Gardens Series: Garden Fencing
- Environmental Enhancement with Ornamental Plants: Butterfly Gardening
- Chipmunk Control
- Repellents and Wildlife Damage Control
- Attracting Birds to Your Backyard
- Purple Martins
- Tips for Creating a Hunting Lease Agreement
- Natural History Series: Copperhead
- Natural History Series: Nine-Banded Armadillo
To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.
For the latest news about Extension, visit Georgia FACES. News you can use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences.
- There are no truly deer-resistant plants
- A little wildlife knowledge will help determine who's eating landscape plants
- Rabbits can be rascally foes in the garden
- Kissing bugs have been in Georgia for thousands of years and pose little risk
- UGA releases 2014 Farmgate Value Report: Beef's up, cotton's down and chicken's still on top
- Georgia drivers be on the lookout for deer in roadways this fall during breeding season
- UGA Extension agents trained in forestry, fisheries management
- From plant selection to repellents and fences, UGA experts share deer control tips
- Georgia 4-H museum honors environmental education program founder Diane Davies
- Bats in the attic are the worst kind of uninvited houseguests
- Impact Statements: Wildlife
Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge & practices related to wildlife.
- Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study
Fifteen states and the federal government cooperate to monitor and advise on wildlife diseases affecting domestic livestock and poultry. The cooperative accepts and diagnoses submitted wildlife, administers a graduate study program in conjunction with UGA and extern program for veterinary students and provides wildlife distribution maps, a quarterly newsletter and links to federal and state agriculture,wildlife and health agencies.
- Fishes of Georgia
Companion of Georgia Wildlife Web focusing on fish.
- Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
Offers resources for hunters, fishers and boaters including education, certification, and regulatory information. Also addresses conservations issues and provides news updates and a calendar of events.
- Georgia Wildlife Web
Provides identification information, including photo, description, range and conservation status, for wildlife in Georgia. Summarizes the state's natural regions.