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