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DNR Announces Two New Deputy Commissioners

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the appointment of two new deputy commissioners: Thomas Barnard as Deputy Commissioner for Operations and Trevor Santos as Deputy Commissioner for Governmental and Public Affairs, Communications, and Grants. “I am pleased to congratulate Thomas and Trevor on their new roles with the DNR team,” said Commissioner…

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Be Bearwise: Late Summer Bear Sightings Still Possible

Monday, August 28, 2023 – 08:45 Even though the heat of summer is in full effect, hungry bears are packing on the pounds and female bears are teaching foraging skills to their cubs as they prepare for the winter. These efforts sometimes take bears outside of their home range so late summer sightings are still…

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DNR Announces $1,000 Grant for Top Conservation Teacher

  The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is again offering a $1,000 grant to a kindergarten through fifth-grade public or private school teacher in the state who demonstrates exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences. Science specialists covering those grade levels can also apply. The grant recipient will be recognized as the DNR Conservation…

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Wildlife Poster Contest Highlights Importance of Habitat

Teachers and students across the state are invited to celebrate wildlife through art by participating in the 34th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest. The goal of this competition for grades K-5 is to generate knowledge of and appreciation for Georgia’s biological diversity. The popular initiative is sponsored by the Georgia Department of Natural…

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