Hot temperatures and low rainfall are pushing up wildfire activity in Georgia. The Georgia Forestry Commission is urging people to be extremely cautious about the use of fire outdoors, especially with campfires and outdoor cooking devices.
Landowners got a first-hand look at how good forest management enhances Georgia’s woods, water, wildlife and recreation recently at a special event in Madison County. The Georgia Forestry Commission and Georgia Tree Farm Program put on a field day at “Plantation Partners” Tree Farm to highlight the resources available that support sustainable forestry.
Trees work hard for us every day. They give us clean air, cooler temperatures, nourishment and they even mitigate floods. In celebration of trees’ innumerable accomplishments and the benefits they provide, The American Grove is sponsoring the 5th annual Great American Tree Competition.
Georgia’s educators and the learning community have enhanced access to forestry and natural resource materials through a new web portal. The Georgia Project Learning Tree and Georgia Teacher Conservation Workshop programs are now being administered by the Georgia Forestry Commission, giving teachers a wealth of study tools and hands-on learning opportunities that enrich students’ environmental awareness.