Media Information

The Communications Department serves as the Georgia Forestry Commission's contact for media inquiries. The department directs the agency's media relations including preparation of press conferences, press releases and advisories, annual reports, newsletters and other GFC publications. Requests for information through Georgia's Open Records Act should also be routed through the Communications Department. To learn more about GFC or forestry in Georgia, contact:

Wendy Burnett
Public Relations Director
(478) 365-6233
wburnett@gfc.state.ga.us


Meeting Notices for Board of Directors


News Releases

Archived News Releasese


Media Advisory - Prescribed Fires
Note that this is not a comprehensive list of all prescribed burns in the state, only those submitted for media notification. To find out whether any additional burns are occurring in your area, contact your local county office.

  • April 15, 2019
    Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn and McIntosh counties - Contact Frank Allen - 912.576.5387
  • April 12, 2019
    Bryan, Evans, Liberty, Long and Tattnall counties - Contact Russ Carter - 912.435.8051
  • April 4, 2019
    Bryan, Liberty, Long and Tattnall counties - Contact Tommy Petain - 912.435.8063
  • April 3, 2019
    Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Tattnall counties - Contact Tommy Petain - 912.435.8063
  • March 29, 2019
    Bryan and Bulloch counties - Contact Tommy Petain - 912.435.8063
  • March 28, 2019
    Brantley, Glynn, McIntosh and Wayne counties - Contact Tyler Blaine - 912.506.8372
    Bryan and Liberty counties - Contact Tommy Petain - 912.435.8063
    Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties - Contact Johnny Bell - 843.909.8031
  • March 25, 2019
    Bryan and Long counties - Contact Tommy Petain - 912.453.8063
  • March 24, 2019
    Baldwin, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Monroe and Putnam counties - Contact Carolyn Johnson - 478.986.5424
  • March 22, 2019
    Baldwin, Jasper, Jones, Laurens and Wilkinson counties - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706.816.1372
  • March 21, 2019
    Baldwin, Jasper, Jones and Putnam counties - Contact John Mason - 478.986.5441
    Bryan, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties - Contact Eddie Reese - 912.222.8670
    Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Jefferson, Jenkins and Screven counties - Contact Ryan Meckel - 470.352.5077
    Baldwin, Jasper and Putnam counties - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706.816.1372
    Liberty and McIntosh counties - Contact Tyler Blaine - 912.506.8372
  • March 20, 2019
    Catoosa, Chattooga, Walker and Whitfield counties - Contact Diana Mullen - 706.695.6737
    Butts, Jasper and Putnam counties - Contact Tim Kolnick - 706.485.7110
    Bibb, Jasper, Jones, Monroe and Putnam counties - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706.816.1372
    Glynn, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties - Contact Grant Deal - 912.602.3893
    Glynn, Long and McIntosh counties - Contact Henry Monsee - 912.441.5580
    Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Jefferson, Jenkins, Richmond and Screven counties - Contact Ryan Meckel - 470.352.5077
  • March 19, 2019
    Butts, Jasper, Putnam and Spalding counties - Contact Tim Kolnick - 706.485.7710
    Glynn, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties - Contact Grant Deal - 912.602.3893
  • March 18, 2019
    Franklin and Habersham counties - Contact Nathan Klaus - 478.550.3455
    Glynn, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties - Contact Grant Deal - 912.602.3893
    Bartow, Chattooga, Floyd and Gordon counties - Contact Jeff Sprites - 706.695.6736
    Bleckley, Jones, Laurens, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties - Contact John Manson - 478.986.3593
    Baldwin, Greene, Jasper, Jones and Putnam counties - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706.816.1372
  • March 13, 2019
    Clarke, Greene, Jasper, Morgan, Newton, Putnam and Walton counties - Contact Tim Kolnick - 706.816.1372
  • March 11, 2019
    Charlton, Clinch and Ware counties - Contact Brantley Boatright - 912.496.7266
  • March 9, 2019
    Henry, Jasper, Jones, Morgan, Newton and Rockdale counties - Contact James Barbri - 407.908.9512
    Charlton, Clinch and Ware counties - Contact Brantley Boatright - 912.496.7366
  • March 7, 2019
    Jasper, Jones, Morgan and Putnam counties - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706.816.1372
    Burke, Columbia, Jefferson, Jenkins and Screven counties - Contact Ryan Meckel - 470.352.5077
    Glynn, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties - Contact Robert Huran - 404.985.6579
  • March 6, 2019
    Putnam County - Contact Tim Kolnick - 706.816.1372
    Burke, Columbia, Jefferson, Jenkins and Screven counties - Contact Brandon Davis - 478.625.3319
    Liberty and McIntosh counties - Contact Rob Wood - 912.346.0978
    Marion, Talbot and Taylor counties - Contact Mike Thompson - 706.582.3996
  • February 25, 2019
    Glynn and McIntosh counties - Contact Blaine Tyler - 912.506.8372
    Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties - Contact Grant Deal - 912.602.3893
  • February 14, 2019
    Burke and Screven counties - Contact I.B. Parnell - 706.595.4222
    Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties - Contact Grant Deal - 912.602.3893
  • February 12, 2019
    Bryan, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties - Contact Garrett Anderson - 912.322.0738
  • January 29, 2019
    Glynn and McIntosh counties - Contact Blaine Tyler - 912.506.8372
  • January 28, 2019
    Coffee, Jeff Davis and Telfair counties - Contact Shawn Spikes - 912.389.4045
    Burke, Jenkins and Screven counties - Contact Ryan Meckel - 470.352.5077
  • January 17, 2019
    Bryan and Chatham counties - Contact Tommy Petain - 912.435.8063
  • January 10, 2019
    Glynn, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties - Contact Grant Deal - 912.602.3893


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