Georgia-Pacific

Savannah River Mill

Rincon, Georgia, United States

Certified through 2023

Project Name
Project Type
Eastern Bluebird Project
Avian
About the Program
The Savannah River Mill encompasses 1,000 acres of grassland and forest habitat in Georgia. Throughout the 1,000 acres, approximately 222 are longleaf pine forest and approximately 35 nest boxes designed to provide habitat and encourage nesting of eastern bluebirds, but also benefit other cavity nesters such as Carolina chickadees, great crested flycatchers and various species of wrens. The main habitat found on-site is grassed areas, but ponds and creeks are also present. The site also controls invasive feral hogs that destroy native wildlife habitat through trapping efforts.

Practices and Impacts
  • Approximately 35 nest boxes were placed in open, grassed areas. These areas provide desirable forging opportunities for adult birds and their offspring. Boxes are monitored monthly for signs of native cavity nesting birds, mainly eastern bluebirds. Monitoring ends around September. 
  • Invasive feral hogs were managed on the property to reduce their destruction to native wildlife habitat. Through remote camera monitoring and cage traps, feral hogs were caught and euthanized on the property, reducing populations.

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