NIDIS Drought Alert Emails: Get Local Drought Conditions in Your Inbox

NIDIS drought email alerts provide up-to-date local drought information right to your inbox. Since the launch of the new Drought.gov at the beginning of 2021, NIDIS has partnered with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) to deliver these alerts with the latest changes to local U.S. Drought Monitor conditions. Now, NIDIS and NCEI are … Continue Reading →

GFC’s Stance on Burning during the COVID-19 Pandemic (4/9/2020)

* Georgia law no longer requires notification to the Georgia Forestry Commission by people planning to burn yard debris. Charges may apply if wildfire results from escaped burning and evidence show reasonable fire prevention precautions were not taken. Since COVID-19 hit the scene in Georgia, GFC has been researching whether smoke from all permitted sources, … Continue Reading →

Prescribed Fire and COVID-19

* Georgia law no longer requires notification to the Georgia Forestry Commission by people planning to burn yard debris. Charges may apply if wildfire results from escaped burning and evidence show reasonable fire prevention precautions were not taken. During the #COVID19 pandemic, it is imperative that prescribed fire practitioners statewide exercise heightened judgement about smoke … Continue Reading →

Carefully Planned “Good Fires” Prevent Bad Ones

The many benefits of prescribed fire on Georgia forestland are being recognized February 2-8 during “Prescribed Fire Awareness Week.” Prescribed Fire Awareness Week is recognized annually during the first week in February by land managers in Georgia, from private landowners to state and federal public land managers.

Free Prescribed Fire Class for Select Applicants

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.

Appreciating “Good Fire” in the Forest

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.