Though burning leaf piles and campfires are hallmarks of fall, Georgia’s current drought is impacting decisions to burn outdoors. The Georgia Forestry Commission is urging everyone to follow established procedures and exercise extreme caution when using fire outside.
A Cusseta, Georgia man has been charged with arson in connection with a series of fires near Fort Benning spanning two years. Georgia Forestry Commission Law Enforcement led the investigation resulting in the arrest of 63-year old Samuel Lloyd Hudson, who is charged with two counts of arson of lands.
Forest landowners in Mitchell, Grady, and Decatur Counties are eligible for a free prescribed fire certification class, April 17-18, 2019, in Moultrie, Georgia. Training will be held at Southern Regional Technical College from 8 AM – 5 PM. The no-charge offer is available to the first 15 applicants only, and registration must be completed by April 10.
The many benefits of fire on Georgia forestland are being recognized February 3-9 during “Prescribed Fire Awareness Week.” Prescribed fire is known as “good fire,” because it is carefully applied to forest vegetation under specific weather conditions to advance defined forest management objectives.