The Chattooga Conservancy’s mission is: “To protect, promote and restore the natural ecological integrity of the Chattooga River watershed ecosystems; to ensure the viability of native species in harmony with the need for a healthy human environment; and, to educate and empower communities to practice good stewardship on public and private lands.”
The Chattooga Conservancy’s goals steer our program activities. These goals are to:
B.A. History, Mount Holyoke College, Class of 1982.
Nicole Hayler has served as the Executive Director for the Chattooga Conservancy since 2013. Nicole previously served as Program and Development Coordinator for the Chattooga Conservancy from 1995 to 2012.
B.S. Forestry, Clemson University, Class of 1977.
Buzz Williams has served as Program Associate for the Chattooga Conservancy since 2013, and Board Chairman since 2014. Buzz previously served as the Executive Director for the Chattooga Conservancy from 1995 to 2013.
B.S. Geology, Middle Tennessee State University, Class of 2012;
M.S. Geology, Northern Arizona University, Class of 2017.
Emily has served as a Program Associate for the Chattooga Conservancy since May of 2018.
B.S. Interdisciplinary Science, University of North Georgia,
Class of 2021.
Molly has served as an Administrative Assistant for the Chattooga Conservancy since July of 2019. She relocated to the north Georgia mountains in 2018 after spending summers as a raft guide on the Chattooga for the past several years.