GFC and the Southern Group of State Foresters launched “Learn, Plan, Act” as a way to promote sound forest management practices and provide helpful educational materials, guidance and other resources to Georgia landowners.

A Common Goal – Better Land Management
The two organizations joined together to create this initiative because 89 percent of the south’s woodlands are privately owned, but only a small percentage are considered “engaged” landowners. This means the majority of woodlands across the south are in danger of wildfire, insect infestation and other environmental dangers.

Many landowners don’t identify themselves as “forest owners” and need help to protect both their personal investment and the environment. The Learn, Plan, Act campaign seeks to break down the barriers for new and existing landowners so they can easily learn more about good forest management principles, access resources to build their own forest management plan, and act on the plan.

Visit Georgia's Learn, Plan, Act Website

This interactive website serves as a community hub and allows landowners to connect and conveniently access information about their woodlands. In addition, the site offers information about upcoming events and workshops, as well as contact information for forest management professionals to provide more in-person, direct assistance.