Dixon Memorial State Forest Wildland Recover and Habitat Restoration

During the spring and summer of 2007 approximately 19,000 acres of Dixon Memorial State Forest was burned during one of the largest wildfires in the history of Georgia. The forest is located approximately 10 miles Southeast of Waycross, Georgia, in Ware County and is owned and managed by the Georgia Forestry Commission.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources uses the property as a Wildlife Management Area.The Commission is committed to reestablishing longleaf pine where it naturally occurred in the forest through site preparation, and purchasing and planting longleaf seedlings.


Project Manager

John Latham
P. O. Box 819
Macon GA 31202
ATTN: Recovery/Dixon


Project Information

GFC Project #: 1G229

Federal ID #: 09-DG-11084419-052

Funds Amount: $ 377,000

Funds Allocation

  • Georgia Forestry Commission
    $377,000 to contract for site preparation, tree planting, and weed control of 1200 acres on Dixon Memorial State Forest

Qualification and Application Information


Federal Program Funding Source

10.688 ARRA Wildland Fire Management
Dixon Memorial State Forest Wildland Recover and Habitat Restoration
USDA Forest Service Southern Region
1720 Peachtree Road NW Ste 876s
Atlanta GA 30309
Phone: 404.347.4569