Plant Conservation Techniques

Animal Intelligence

Water pollution affects wildlife on land by means of a domino-effect, in which not a living creature is not impacted in one manner or another. The availability of clean drinking water for animals from a formerly reliable source is eliminated by pollution, as is the aquatic wildlife that once served as an important link on the food chain for land animals. The once natural balance in population and general health of all wildlife is altered beyond repair, as one species nearly becomes extinct while another grows in numbers that cannot be supported in the long-term by available natural resources. Lastly, water pollution not only affects the wildlife at the location of the pollutants presence but with the earth's natural heating and cooling the pollution is spread to distant locations globally through acid rain. Unfortunately, the affects of water pollution on wildlife that is delivered so discretely and without obvious notice often results in damage to existing ecosystems that may not be assessed for decades. Atlanta isn't the only attraction in Georgia. Acres of untouched land reach out inviting avid hunters into their living forests. The woods in Georgia are full of hunters, some hunched on the ground, some in roughly constructed tree stands, and some in luxurious tree stands that keep them toasty warm while they await their prey Plan a hunting trip to Georgia and you'll visit one of these greatest hunting sites in the southeast. There is no shortage of white tail deer in Georgia, though the hunting season is short, but other prey includes wild turkey, quail, duck, goose, pheasants and more. Deer and Bear may be hunted from September 8 to October 12. This deadline is extended to October 19 with special considerations; please consult the Georgia DNR, Wildlife Hunting Seasons Dates and Limits for 2007-2008.

Plant Conservation Organizations

Located in southwestern Klamath County, Oregon, and established in 1978, the 4,200 acre Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge's old growth ponderosa pine, incense cedar, and Douglas, and White fir trees protect the night nesting sites of as many as three hundred Bald Eagles. The Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge also has a popular observation point for morning fly-outs of several species of birds. Found along the shores of Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon, and established in 1928, the 17,193 acres of freshwater marshes, and thirty acres of forested uplands, contained within the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge protect the brooding and nesting areas of Bald Eagles, American White Pelicans, ospreys, and an assortment of herons. The Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge also provides a year around, nine and a half mile long, self-guided canoe trail through Crystal Creek, Recreation Creek, Malone Springs, Wocus Cut, and Rocky Point for visitors that want to explore the refuge. Located in Moduc County, California, established in 1911, possessing approximately twenty thousand acres of open water, and about twenty-six thousand acres of low sagebrush, juniper habitat, upland bunchgrass, and small rocky islands the Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge is the home of a variety of birds including American White Pelicans and Double-Crested Cormorants. Mule deer, sage grouse, and pronghorn antelope can also be observed in the Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Found south of Klamath Falls, Oregon, in northern California, and established in 1928, the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge's 39,116 acres of open waters and croplands, 17,000 farmed acres, and 1,900 acres of alfalfa, potatoes, and cereal grains provide a major food source for the refuge's water birds, Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, White-Faced Ibis, American White Pelicans, Canadian Geese, Peregrine Falcons, Western Grebes, Black Terns, Tri-Colored Blackbirds, and other species. The Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge also provides a ten mile long observation tour of its facilities. Established in 1958, located along the Williamson River east of Crater Lake, Oregon, with scenic views of the Cascade Mountain Range in its backdrop, and purchased from the Klamath Indians with Federal Duck Stamp funds, the 40,646 acre Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge contains grassy meadows, forests, the large, natural, historic Klamath Marsh, and roosting, nesting, and feeding sites for several species of shorebirds, Yellow Rails, Sandhill Cranes, Great Grey Owls, rare Least Bitterns, Forster's Terns, Black Terns, Spotted Frogs, and Rocky Mountain Elk. The Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge also provides an observation canoe tour of Wocus Bay. Established in 1908, and located near Klamath Falls, Oregon, along the northern California border, the 50,912 acre National Historic Landmark known as the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge was the first waterfowl refuge created in the United States and contains shallow freshwater marshes, grassy uplands, croplands, and open waters, as well as nesting and brooding areas for Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, American White Pelicans, Peregrine Falcons, Canadian Geese, White-Faced Ibis, Black Terns, and a variety of other species.