In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Employment: DNR does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.
Effective Communication: DNR will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in DNR’s programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: DNR will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in DNR offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of DNR, should contact the office of Artica Gaston, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
The ADA does not require DNR to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Complaints that a program, service, or activity of DNR is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Artica Gaston. Click here for information on DNR's Grievance Procedure under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
DNR will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.
Wheelchairs and Manually-Powered Mobility Aids are allowed anywhere foot traffic is allowed. Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMD) shall be permitted only for use by people with mobility disabilities and shall comply with DNR's OPDMD Policy. Please click here to access DNR's OPDMD Policy.
Requests to use Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMD) on Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) can be made by completing and submitting DNR's Special Use Permit. Alternative request methods available upon request. Please click here to access DNR's Special Use Permit.
Requests for auxiliary aids and services should be made completing and submitting DNR's Effective Communication Request Form. Alternative request methods are available upon request. Please click here to access DNR's Effective Communication Request Form.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.E., Suite 1252 East
Atlanta, Georgia 30334