GFC News
Caution Urged in Vicinity of Gordon County Wildfire

GFC is working with partner agencies to contain a fire burning in Gordon County near Talking Rock and the Carters Lake area.

07.12.16

Dry Holiday Weather Raises Fire Concerns

Dry weather conditions and the upcoming July 4th holiday are prompting warnings about the possibility of wildfire in Georgia.

06.29.16

GFC Hosts Heavy Equipment Academy

Forestry professionals from eight states gathered with heavy equipment experts and wildlife, land and defense personnel for the "Geographic Area Heavy Equipment Academy."

06.15.16

Northwest Georgia at Increased Risk of Wildfire

Northwest Georgia residents are encouraged to use extreme caution with outdoor fires because of a recent increase in wildfire activity and a growing potential for wildfire risk.

05.31.16

Georgia Joins Nation in Focusing on Forest Arson

GFC is partnering with the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies to focus attention on the problem of wildland arson.

05.02.16

Georgia's Burn Ban Begins May 1

Georgia's annual ban on outdoor burning begins May 1 in 54 counties, mostly in the northern part of the state.

04.26.16

Celebrate Trees This Week in Georgia

Georgia's Arbor Day is February 19, 2016.

02.16.16

Local Forestry Pros Get State Honors

Employees of GFC's Satilla District in the southeastern region of the state have been recognized for their outstanding accomplishments serving Georgia's citizens by being named District of the Year.

02.10.16

Northern Unit of the Year Named

Employees of GFC's Clayton/Pike/Lamar/Upson/Spalding Unit have been recognized for their outstanding accomplishments serving Georgia's citizens by being named Northern Unit of the Year.

02.10.16

Southern Unit of the Year Named

Employees of GFC's Appling County Unit have been recognized for their outstanding accomplishments serving Georgia's citizens by being named Southern Unit of the Year.

02.10.16

Georgia's Forest Industry Records Continued Growth in 2014

According to a new report issued by Georgia Tech, Georgia's forest industry ranked first in the state for compensation, with workers earning $3.03 billion, an increase of 3.1% from 2013.

01.06.16

Serial Arson Suspect Arrested

Crawford County man facing wildland arson charges following his arrest by GFC law enforcement officers.

12.03.15

Georgia Forestry Commission Earns National Firefighting Award

For the third time in a decade, the Georgia Forestry Commission has been nationally recognized for its work in wildland fire management.

11.24.15

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Welcome to the Georgia Forestry Commission

The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) is a dynamic state agency responsible for providing leadership, service and education in the protection and conservation of Georgia's forest resources. Our headquarters is located in Dry Branch, Georgia. District and county offices are located throughout the state. Commission professionals provide a wide variety of services including fire detection, issuing burn permits, wildfire suppression and prevention services, emergency and incident command system expertise, rural fire department assistance, forest management assistance to landowners and communities, the marketing and utilization of forest resources and nature services, and growing and selling quality tree seedlings for planting.

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Spotlight
Huber Trees for Georgia Program Announced
Huber Engineered Woods, LLC, has once again donated funds to help landowners in certain counties purchase GFC pine seedlings. Learn more about the program, or apply for funds.
 
Report Cogongrass!
Cogongrass is blooming early this year - help us eradicate it in Georgia.
 
2014 Economic Impact of Forestry Report Released
The 2014 Economic Impact of Forestry report was released January 6, 2016 and may be downloaded HERE.
 
Winter 2016 Cogongrass in Georgia Update
Find out the latest information on cogongrass in Georgia.
 
Notice of Timber Harvesting Activity
The updated Notice of Timber Harvesting Activity Form is effective July 1, 2015 and may be downloaded HERE.
 
Wildfires and Drones Don't Mix
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is supporting the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service in their simple message to drone operators: If you fly; we can't.
 
New Law Strengthens Timber Sale Regulations (click for details)
A new law strengthening timber sale regulations and increasing protection for forest landowners went into effect on July 1st. House Bill 790 brings change to many parts of the timber sale process and the authority of GFC law enforcement officers to enforce all laws relating to the protection, security, conservation or sale of timber transactions.
 

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