Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Coalition

Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Coalition

Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act

The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act (GOSA) Coalition came together in 2010 for one simple purpose – to secure a vibrant and healthy future for our state – one that balances the needs of our environment and our economy. We continue to work towards that goal.

Georgia Outdoor Stewardship CoalitionThe Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment is on the ballot on November 6 as Amendment One.  This is the first time Georgians have had a chance to dedicate funding for conservation and it can be done without a tax increase.

The amendment will allow up to 80% of the existing sales and use tax on outdoor sporting goods to the protection of the state’s land, water and wildlife with no new taxes or fees.

Over $20 million would be dedicated every year for the next ten years.  This funding could not be used for any other purpose and would be subject to strict accountability provisions and public disclosure. Only projects consistent with the state’s established goals for conservation would be approved.

If passed, this funding would:

  • Protect lands critical to clean drinking water and the quality of Georgia’s lakes, rivers and streams
  • Acquire and improve parks and trails
  • Maintain and improve access to wildlife management areas and create new opportunities for hunting and fishing
  • Support Georgia’s $27 billion outdoor recreation industry

The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment is supported by a coalition of leading conservation organizations including The Conservation Fund, Georgia Conservancy, Georgia Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, Park Pride, and The Trust for Public Land.

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