Unlike several of its neighboring states, Georgia does not have a dedicated fund for land conservation. Environmentalists hope to get that changed in 2016.
Georgia has it all – mountains, old-growth forests, beaches, marshes, swamps, wildlife areas, lakes and rivers.
What it doesn't have is a dedicated fund to buy land to protect those resources.
In 1998, Georgia voters were asked if they would support a real estate transfer tax to create such a fund. It failed because it was seen as a tax increase.