Philip Juras is a keen naturalist and gifted painter. In Oyster Banks of the Altamaha, he features habitats ranging from uplands to oyster beds and open water. 

Coastal Conservation

Our efforts have centered on Georgia's Altamaha River basin—among the largest, most diverse free-flowing rivers in the Eastern U.S. The river feeds a rich delta that is critical for wildlife including shorebirds that traverse the hemisphere twice each year.

Many birds, like this Least Tern, depend on beaches to nest and raise young. Reducing disruptions is one key to conserving these species.