Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Back from the Brink - The Redfish Story

Every year, millions of anglers along the East Coast pit their skills against what’s been called one of the greatest game fish in the southern United States. Red drum, also called channel bass, spottail, or redfish have an appeal that’s hard to explain. But not so long ago, there were serious questions about the future of this valuable fishery. In the 1980’s a popular recipe for blackened redfish had restaurant patrons clamoring for the dish and an increase in commercial fishing operations to meet the demand. This, combined with the pressures created by a growing number of sport fishermen, nearly spelled disaster. Back From the Brink: The Redfish Story tells of the decline,and the remarkable recovery of this popular fish.

Runtime: 25:28

The Chattahoochee River: Muddied Water. Clear Solutions.

One of the 10 most endangered rivers in America, the Chattahoochee is threatened every day by untreated sewage, industrial toxins, and tons of eroded soil. With 40% of Georgians relying on the Chattahoochee for their drinking water, the river needs our help. This program depicts the beauty, power and importance of this fragile river system and explores solutions for protecting the entire river basin.

Runtime: 26:45

The Edge Of Extinction

As we face enormous changes in our environment, many of the earth's wild creatures are threatened as never before. This program explores the plight of endangered species in Georgia. Featured animals include the loggerhead sea turtle, American alligator, bald eagle,north Atlantic right whale, wood stork, brown pelican, manatee, red-cockaded woodpecker, robust redhorse and the gopher tortoise.

Runtime: 53:14

From Whaling to Watching: Northern Right Whales

Fewer than 350 northern right whales survive today. This is the most endangered large whale in the world, and this program looks at many of the threats these whales face. Filmed from Nova Scotia to Florida, it features spectacular footage of these rare creatures as they mate, feed, and swim along the East Coast of the United States.

Runtime: 20:40

Georgia's Natural Treasures

By sharing the breathtaking beauty of many special places throughout the state, this short program, with its stirring music and stunning photography, will inspire you to help protect Georgia's natural treasures.

Runtime: 3:30

Precarious Perch: The Wood Stork Story

Remarkable wildlife footage captures the daily routine of this country's only stork. This program explores the reasons for the dramatic decline of wood stork populations in the United States and examines some of the ways scientists are searching for solutions to these problems.

Runtime: 20:52

Providence Canyon

Providence Canyon State Park, also known as the Little Grand Canyon, provides a striking example of the effects of erosion. Created in the 1800’s as a result of poor farming practices, the scenic canyon is now a popular destination for hikers, photographers and sightseers. The video explores how the canyon was formed and provides a scenic look at the Park’s nine small canyons comprised of more than 40 different colors of sand.

Runtime: 13:32

Remnants of a Forest

The longleaf pine forest of the southeastern United States is one of North America's most endangered ecosystems. This program explores Georgia's last stands of this extraordinary wildlife habitat.

Runtime: 26:49

Robust Redhorse: The Mystery Fish

More than 100 years after its last reported sighting, a fish long believed to be extinct was rediscovered on the Oconee River in middle Georgia. This program looks at this amazing rediscovery and explores many of the ways scientists are working to save one of the rarest fish species in North America.

Runtime: 25:20

The Road to Extinction: Will We Save the Plants?

Of the more than 3,600 species of plants in this state, almost 250 are on the verge of disappearing in the wild. This program investigates the reasons these plants are being pushed toward extinction and looks at attempts to save them.

Runtime: 27:09

The Struggle for Survival: Georgia's Giant Sea Turtles

Featuring rare footage of sea turtles building nests and laying their eggs, this program shows giant loggerheads as they leave the security of the sea and come ashore to nest. It looks at some of the problems that have pushed sea turtles towards extinction. It also documents ways that scientists are searching for solutions to these problems.

Runtime: 13:27