Interview with Hans Neuhauser, July 12, 2013

Collection: I. Georgia Narratives

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Hans Neuhauser discusses his early life and his decision to attend the University of Georgia in 1964. He recalls his decision to work with the Coastal Plains Conservancy in Savannah in 1972 and explains what sparked his interest in the Georgia coast. Neuhauser explains how the Junior League of Savannah teamed up with the Georgia Conservancy to start a chapter to protect Georgia’s coast. He recalls redeveloping Tybee Island’s beach and finding the connection between harbor channels and beach erosion. Neuhauser comments on the Kerr McGee proposal to drill for phosphate mining in Chatham County and Governor Maddox’s request for help from the University System of Georgia. He discusses the Coastal Marshland Protection Act of 1970, preservation of the Okefenokee wilderness area, and Cumberland Island. Neuhauser explains his role in preservation of calving grounds for right whales.






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Hans Neuhauser and Betsy Bean, “Interview with Hans Neuhauser, July 12, 2013,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 4, 2020,