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.


Field Research Center

Our in-the-field and off-the-grid solar powered research facility. The FRC is utilized by BHNP, The Amphibian Foundation, and the Atlanta Audubon Society.

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.

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.

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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. 

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. 



Community Garden

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

Bit Building Project

Our BIT Building program with SouthFace will improve the efficiency and sustainability of our office building.


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.