Check out a collection of resources to learn about camps, forestry, environment and Georgia species and habitats.

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2019 BMP Brochure – Sustaining Your Forest and Georgia’s Water Quality

Forestry BMPs are an important part of the practice of sustainable forestry. Simply defined, sustainable forestry is ” … the management of forests to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations.”

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2021 Cogongrass in Georgia January Update

The 1457 cogongrass spots encompass a total of 373 acres. The status and treatment for each spot is at varying levels. The Georgia Forestry Commission recognizes a spot as eradicated after three consecutive years of finding no cogongrass resprouts.

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2022 Wood Using Industry (Chip Mill) Map

Chip Mill Industry in Georgia

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2022 Wood Using Industry (chip-log export)

Chip-Log Wood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (energy product)

Energy Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (log home) Map

Log Home Wood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (mulch)

Wood Mulch Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (panel & eng wood)

Panel & Engineered Wood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (post-pole)

Post-Pole Wood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (pulp)

Pulp Wood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (sawmill hardwood – softwood)

Sawmill – Hardwood/Softwood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (sawmill hardwood)

Sawmill – Hardwood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (sawmill-softwood)

Sawmill – Softwood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (shavings)

Wood Shavings Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (veneer)

Veneer Wood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry Template (with Mills by County)

Template (with Mills by County)

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2022 Wood Using Industry Template (Without Mills by County)

Template-Without-Mills-by-County

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Add A Line Fire Safety

Add a line to discover objects threaten by fire and things that protect them.

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Animal Tracks Activity

Activity for discovering animal tracks around your home.

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Ask The Arborist Series: Assessing Storm Damage 101

Steps on assessing storm damage around our home and property.

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Ask the Arborist Series: Insects and Diseases

Learn about different types of insects and diseases that can affect our trees.

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Ask The Arborist Series: Risk Assessment for your Trees

How to assess various types of trees and explains certain risk factors.

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Ask The Arborist Series: Why Hire an Arborist?

The importance of hiring an #ISA #Certified #Arborist to care for our trees.

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Ask the Arborist: Tree Identification 101

Shows us how to identify common trees in our backyard.

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Benefits of Tree Campus Higher Education® Program

A commitment to trees on your campus can significantly reduce the amount of energy a campus, and community, needs to generate.

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Billy Lancaster Forestry Youth Camp

This Camp provides an indoor and outdoor classroom for energetic, inquisitive students to learn about forestry, wildlife, ecology, tree identification, fire protection, forest products and the people who manage these resources in Georgia’s vast forests. It was founded in 1988 by Billy Lancaster and is sponsored by the Georgia Division of the Society of American Foresters. For ages 12-13.

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Clean Water Connect The Dots

Learn about clean water while connecting the dots.

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Color by Number

Color by Number to make a forest scene

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Consulting Foresters List

This application allows you to search for consulting foresters that cover the state of Georgia. These professionals are registered foresters within the state and have personally requested to be added to GFC’s database.

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Consulting Foresters List

This application allows you to search for consulting foresters that cover the state of Georgia. These professionals are registered foresters within the state and have personally requested to be added to GFC’s database.

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Discover Careers in the Forest

Explore various types of forestry careers through this booklet that is aligned with essential knowledge and skills in science and mathematics for grades 3rd through 5th. This workbook can stand alone or be easily integrated into existing lesson plans on ecology, earth science, or general environmental education.

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Environmental Risks to Arthropods from Imidacloprid Applications for Hemlock Conservation

Managing hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) can involve use of insecticides. When it does, the non-target impacts (negative effects to other organisms) need to be thoroughly considered
and weighed against the environmental cost of inaction or alternative management approaches. Insecticides applied for HWA management are used for conservation purposes, which may seem counterintuitive. However, hemlocks are a key forest species, and so their loss can result in severe ecological consequences. To justify insecticide use against HWA, we have to ask: What are the possible negative consequences of using insecticides in the forest? We must consider these trade-offs in hemlock management. It is important to remember that there will be trade-offs in any kind of resource management discussion, even if it may not initially seem apparent. The negative environmental consequences of hemlock mortality must be weighed against the known consequences of insecticide use to preserve hemlocks.

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Find Tree Campus Higher Education® Schools

View campuses receiving Tree Campus Higher Education® recognition!

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Fire In The Forest

Learn about forest fires and prescribe burning.

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Forest Animals Word Scramble

Unscramble letters to discover forest animals.

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Forest Products Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt for forest product items around the house/yard.

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Fun in the Woods Coloring Sheet

Coloring sheet showing fun things to do in the woods.

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Georgia Envirothon

The Georgia Envirothon, offered in cooperation with the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) Envirothon, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1995 to provide hands-on, science-based training in natural resources and ecology to middle and high school students in a challenging, fun, and competitive outdoor experience.

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Georgia Tree City USA, Tree Campus Higher Education® and Tree Line USA Map

View interactive map for Tree City USA, Tree Campus Higher Education® & Tree Line USA.

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GFC HQ Map

Map to the State Agency Headquarters Complex

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Hazards of the Forest

Foresters and others who work outside and those who enjoy being in the outdoors are often confronted with hazards that can cause sickness, injury, or death. This booklet provides a brief description of those hazards to help you avoid an unpleasant encounter.

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i-Tree Streets

Within the i-Tree software suite, street tree populations are assessed using i-Tree Streets, which is an analysis tool for urban forest managers that uses tree inventory data to quantify the dollar value of annual environmental and aesthetic benefits.

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Looking for Lunch Maze

Help the deer find his way thru the maze for food.

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Make That Paper!
This online game designed to help high school students learn about the forestry industry and career employability skills. In the game, students are managers in three varied forestry career pathways, hiring personnel, solving industry-related problems, and making sound business decisions. To attain their goal of sustainable, efficient, and successful management of the forest and production of forest products, they must use best practices in hiring and staff management while using the resources and information provided by industry experts.
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Native Trees of Georgia Book

Book showing illustrations of trees native to Georgia.

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People of Forestry: Discover Careers in the Forest Activity Booklet

People of Forestry – Discover Careers in the Forest is an outreach project of the Southern Group of State Foresters and the state forestry agencies representing 13 southern states. It is intended to help children across the South become interested in careers in forestry at an early age.

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Planting Containerized Trees

How to plant a containerized tree.

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Products From Trees Word Search

Discover products made from trees.

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Project Learning Tree – Activities for Families

Nature is a great teacher! Try these activity ideas from Project Learning Tree to connect the children in your life to the outdoors and nature.

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Proper Tree Mulching

Mulch is organic material placed on the soil’s surface around trees and plants to enhance their growing conditions. Mulch helps maintain soil temperature and moisture, reduce water loss from soil, reduce weed competition, improve soil structure, and give landscapes a clean appearance. Often overlooked, spreading mulch around your trees is one of the easiest and most beneficial techniques that can have great impact on the health and vitality of your trees.

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Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Poster Contest

For students to demonstrate their understanding of wildfire prevention and basic environmental conservation principles through original drawings of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl. 1st through 5th grade students

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Smokey Bear Website

Visit the official Smokey Bear website for all types of resources on how to prevent wildfires, safe camp fires, and learn about the history of Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign.

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Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention Program

A Smokey Bear wildfire prevention program is available for kindergarten to second grade students and public events that do not conflict with the national guidelines. Programs are available by appointment to groups of 100 or more. Get more information.

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Smokey BINGO

Mark items you find around your home or while traveling and try to get BINGO.

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Student Activity on Planting a Tree

Student Activity Instructions on planting a tree properly.

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Tree Benefits Calculator

The Tree Benefit Calculator allows anyone to make a simple estimation of the benefits individual street-side trees provide.

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Tree Campus Higher Education® Application

The Tree Campus Higher Education® program helps colleges and universities around the country establish and sustain healthy community forests. Sign up!

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Tree Campus Higher Education® Program

The Tree Campus Higher Education® program helps colleges and universities around the country establish and sustain healthy community forests.

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Tree City USA, Tree Campus Higher Education® and Tree Line USA Programs

Celebrating communities all across America that are creating healthier and more abundant community forests.

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Tree ID

Chart to help identify leaves found in the forest.

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Vibrant Cities Lab

Case Studies, Research Guides and Tools to help cultivate thriving urban forests that boost public health, safety, sustainability and economic growth.

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Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Coloring sheet explaining what causes leaves to change color in the Fall.

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Georgia Species & Habitats

TitleDescriptionAudienceDocument Type
Georgia Centennial Farms

The Georgia Centennial Farm Program was developed in 1993 to distinguish family farms that have contributed to preserving Georgia’s agricultural history by maintaining working farms for more than 100 years. The program has recognized over 530 farms around the state.

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Georgia Species Fact Sheets

Review fact sheets on Georgia Species: Amphibians, Birds, Crayfish, Dragonflies, Mammals, Fishes, Mussels and Snails, Plants and Reptiles.

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Georgia Species Management & Conservation Programs

As one of six divisions within Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) is charged with conserving, enhancing and promoting Georgia’s wildlife resources, including game and nongame animals, fish and protected plants.

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Habitats of Georgia

Georgia is a diverse state, with many habitats from coastal beaches to mountain hardwood forests. Check out information about the plants and animals of the habitats, the adaptations of species living there, and the environmental issues facing those habitats.

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Student Worksheets

TitleDescriptionAudienceDocument Type
Add A Line Fire Safety

Add a line to discover objects threaten by fire and things that protect them.

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Animal Tracks Activity

Activity for discovering animal tracks around your home.

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Clean Water Connect The Dots

Learn about clean water while connecting the dots.

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Color by Number

Color by Number to make a forest scene

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Fire In The Forest

Learn about forest fires and prescribe burning.

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Forest Animals Word Scramble

Unscramble letters to discover forest animals.

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Forest Products Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt for forest product items around the house/yard.

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Fun in the Woods Coloring Sheet

Coloring sheet showing fun things to do in the woods.

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Looking for Lunch Maze

Help the deer find his way thru the maze for food.

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Products From Trees Word Search

Discover products made from trees.

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Smokey BINGO

Mark items you find around your home or while traveling and try to get BINGO.

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Student Activity on Planting a Tree

Student Activity Instructions on planting a tree properly.

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Tree ID

Chart to help identify leaves found in the forest.

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Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Coloring sheet explaining what causes leaves to change color in the Fall.

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