Conservation & Sustainability

BHNP started as a land conservation project back in 2000.

We have maintained conservation as a pillar of BHNP throughout the years and have expanded our efforts across all the ecosystems of the Preserve.

Beaver Dam Analogs

Beavers are a keystone species. Their dams create habitats for themselves and many other species. Their dams help mitigate flash flooding and erosion which is why we have begun a Beaver Dam Analog project.

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Turtle sanctuary

In 2018, with help from The Amphibian Foundation, we released 13 injured turtles into their new home. Now, these turtles reside happily right outside the BHNP building.


Water Stewardship

We fill an important role in protecting our urban waterways and wetlands. Water conservation, water quality monitoring, and wetland protection come with being stewards of Atlanta's urban waterways. 

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Meadows for Monarchs 

The natural habitat of butterflies is drastically reducing. To support monarchs, we built a butterfly garden full of native flowers and plants.


Bee Apiary 

Blue Heron is home to several beehives located on the Woodland Loop and at our Land of Lakes property. We work with MABA to keep these hives healthy. 


Sustainability Efforts


The Field Research Center

We have a 100% off-the-grid solar powered conservation facility! Help us celebrate the dedication of this facility on August 11th.


Community Garden

Our Community Garden is full of fruits, veggies, native pollinator plants, and so much more!


Wildlife rescue

Blue Heron does not have the resources to accept or treat injured wildlife. However, we have compiled a list of partners that specialize in wildlife rescue.

Contribute to continue these efforts

Every donation helps us continue to protect the Preserve.