Posted May 10, 2017 6:15 pm by Comments

By Ammoland Editor Joe Evans

3,986 Acres Protected Along Georgia's Altamaha River
Georgia Public Land

Georgia Department of Natural Resources logoATLANTA, Ga. -( Near Lumber City, an unusual example of Georgia’s ecology and geology has been purchased by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), with assistance from The Nature Conservancy and other partners.

The 3086-acre tract is now open to the public as the Alligator Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Wheeler County.

In addition to being a great site for bird watchers and other nature enthusiasts, it will be available for hunting during all statewide hunting seasons.

“We’ve seen an abundance of deer and turkey sign on the property,” according to Allen Smith, Wildlife Technician with DNR.

Alligator Creek WMA, which lies near the confluence of the Little Ocmulgee River and Alligator Creek, includes deep sandy soils that originated as ancient wind-blown sand dunes. Historically, places like these supported habitat for many diverse plants and animals that have become rare or endangered throughout the southeast, like longleaf pine, red-cockaded woodpecker, gopher tortoise, gopher frog, indigo snake, and pine snake.

The Alligator Creek WMA continues to harbor some of these species, including the gopher tortoise, a candidate species for listing under the Endangered Species Act.

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