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
- Planting Guide to Grasses and Legumes for Forage and Wildlife in Georgia
- Managing Algal Blooms and the Potential for Algal Toxins in Pond Water
- Sport Fish Management in Ponds
- Community and School Gardens Series: Garden Fencing
- Deer-Tolerant Ornamental Plants
- Spanish Series: La Importancia de Preservar la Biodiversidad en el Paisaje y cómo Podemos Ayudar
- The Importance of Preserving Biodiversity in the Urban Landscape and How We Can Help
- Resolving Human-Nuisance Wildlife Conflicts
- Environmental Enhancement with Ornamental Plants: Butterfly Gardening
- Chipmunk Control
- Attracting Birds to Your Backyard
- Repellents and Wildlife Damage Control
- 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.
- Deer are beautiful, but not when they dine on your landscape plants
- 'Ascot Rainbow' offers sizzling, year-round interest
- Smoke from Georgia's wildfires spreading across northern Georgia
- UGA Entomology helps lead effort to digitize North America's butterfly and moth collections
- Dry weather has given some parts of Georgia a slow start to mosquito season, but Georgians are urged to remain vigilant
- 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 Wild Pigs
A resource to educate about the biology and natural history, issues, and management techniques of wild pigs.
- 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.