Georgia Wildlife Federation (GWF)

The GWF is Georgia’s oldest and largest member-supported conservation organization and the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation. GWF’s primary involvement with invasive species has been public outreach and education. Its quarterly member newsletter, The Call, and the semi-annual Sportsman’s Connection contain information about invasive species such as hemlock woolly adelgid and flathead catfish. GWF partners with other nonprofit organizations such as the Satilla Riverkeeper and the Georgia River Network to educate the public about aquatic invasive species. While the GWF monitors invasive species on its own property and through its involvement in Adopt-A-Stream, it also coordinates with the Teaming with Wildlife Coalition in Georgia, and looks for projects using volunteers to promote the control and management of invasive species. The GWF is also currently considering a Cooperative Agreement with the USFWS Partners for Wildlife program that will have a habitat restoration component at the Alcovy Conservation Center and possibly at the Wharton Conservation Center.