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The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) was created in 1949 by the Georgia Legislature to replace the Department of Forestry. This change resulted from efforts to remove the power of appointing the State Forester from the Governor. There had been several State Foresters since 1936, and many felt the need for more stability.

If you would like to know even more details about the history of GFC and forest management in Georgia, this PDF provides an in-depth account.

History of the Georgia Forestry Commission