The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Coalition

A young man fishes on the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River, Chattahoochee National ForestPhoto Credit: Darcy Kiefel

Georgia voters overwhelmingly approve a long-term, sustainable source of funding for conservation

Georgia’s economy and quality of life – including its $27 billion outdoor recreation and $59 billion tourism industries - have long been tied to the state’s abundant natural resources. Recognizing the need to effectively manage and protect these finite assets, The Trust for Public Land helped found the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Coalition in 2010. Our goal is to secure a vibrant and healthy future for our state – one that balances the needs of our environment and our economy.

Eight years of hard work has paid off. 83% of Georgia voters supported the creation of a new trust fund for land acquisition and park construction. The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment will generate $20 million annually without raising taxes or creating any fees.

Read more about how this new fund will support Georgia’s parks, trails and public lands.