Black and white edition.When the heart of the black bear habitat and rare plants communities in Central Georgia were threatened by a massive housing development, Outdoor Writer John Trussell went to work to save it. He formed "Save Oaky Woods" a non - profit conservation group to preserve the Oaky Woods Wildlife Management Area. He began a positive public relations program that involved many free hikes for school kids and teachers, boy and girl scouts, tv and newspaper reporters and governmental officials. After many years of effort , the process paid off and in December 2010 the State of Georgia moved to purchase Oaky Woods for 29 million dollars and permanently added it to it's Wildlife Management Area program. Thus this very valuable natural area will benefit all Georgians and future generations for many years to come.
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About the Author
John T Trussell, B.S. Criminal Justice, Georgia Southern University; M.Ed., University of Ga, is an award winning Outdoor Writer, having published both in print and online more than 1,000 articles over the last 30 plus years. He has received many awards from the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association and South-eastern Outdoor Press for writing and photography. He is past President of the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association. He writes regularly for Georgia Outdoor News, Georgia Game and Fish and several other magazines. He has been actively involved in many conservation projects and was the founder of Save Oaky Woods, was a member of the land search committee for Flat Creek Public Fishing Area, served on The Go Fish Education Center Advisory Board and led the effort to rebuild the Houston County Boat Ramp park, now known as Knowles Landing. He has also had an active career in Law Enforcement while fishing and hunting across the USA whenever possible. Some of the stories here were gathered from the public relations effort to "Save Oaky Woods", which he led as a non- paid volunteer. For his conservation work and writing, he was inducted into the Georgia Outdoor Writers "Hunting and Fishing Hall of Fame" in 2015, which is housed in the Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center. He is also a UGA certified Naturalist.