Prescribed Burn

A prescribed burn plan is important for a safe and successful prescribed burn. A written burn plan includes the prescription for the stand and outlines the objectives for the burn….

Georgia Burn Notification Law Changing

…to Comply with Georgia’s New Outdoor Burning Laws “Take Five”: Overview Georgia’s Outdoor Burn Notification System Fact Sheet Frequently Asked Questions # # # Georgia Forestry Commission Director Tim Lowrimore…

New Rules in Effect as North Georgia Burn Ban is Lifted

…in July, significant changes were made to the Georgia law requiring burners to notify the Georgia Forestry Commission of their intent to burn outdoor yard debris. Landowners planning to burn

North Georgia Burn Ban Boosts Air Quality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 26, 2022 On May 1, an outdoor burn ban will begin in 54 Georgia counties, primarily in the northern half of the state. Affected residents are…

North Georgia Burn Ban Helps Boost Air Quality

…said Georgia Forestry Commission Protection Chief Frank Sorrells. “By limiting outdoor burning, fewer chemicals and particle pollutants are released into the air.” The burn ban is in effect until September…

Annual Northern Georgia Burn Ban Begins May 1

…contribute to human health concerns and issues. Residents in Georgia counties not included in the annual burn ban, or wishing to conduct open burning that is exempt from the burn

Georgia Burn Ban Begins May 1

…a burn permit from the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) before burning outdoors. Permits can be secured online at GaTrees.org, by calling 1-877-OK2-BURN or contacting their county GFC office. “During this…

Wildfire Prevention

…clearing Escaped prescribed burning Some outdoor burning requires a burn permit and/or notification. The burning of household garbage is prohibited and not permitted by GFC. When preparing for any type…

Prescribed Burn Certification

…Southern forests and grasslands PDF NORTH GEORGIA BURN BAN BOOSTS AIR QUALITY On May 1, an outdoor burn ban will begin in 54 Georgia counties, primarily in the northern half…