I have been fortunate enough to paddle and camp in the Okefenokee Swamp on several occasions. It is a wildlife paradise. It isn’t a wilderness that has been untouched by man, but it is a wild place and special ecology. A refuge that allows the wildlife to thrive, and people to explore and observe. This wasn’t on my radar and thought I would bring it up here as I know many have paddled there.
Mining Near The Okefenokee — Georgia Conservancy
Saga of proposed mine at Okefenokee Swamp’s edge still mired in legal challenges, regulatory reviews | Georgia Public Broadcasting (gpb.org)