A Note from GFC’s New Deputy Director

GFC Family and Friends, It is truly my pleasure to be serving you as Deputy Director as we promote forestry and protect Georgia’s natural resources, both through a stewardship ethic…

Rural Fire Defense Program

GFC has operated a Rural Fire Defense (RFD) Lease Program since 1975. The program enables volunteer fire departments to respond more effectively to structural, forest, and grass fires. It also…

Fine Fuel Moisture Table

A close estimate of the fine dead fuel moisture (FDFM) on your burn unit any time a FDFM reading is desired

High-flying Tools for Fire – and More!

…on several wildfires by mapping fire perimeters and locating hot spots. Our Forest Management department has used them to create georeferenced aerial maps, locating pine beetle spots, poachers, and more….

Georgia Wood-Using Industries Directory

…Inc. Physical Address: 1377 Old Nunez Road Swainsboro, GA 30401 County: Emanuel Mill Size: D Mailing Address: 1377 Old Nunez Road Swainsboro, GA 30401 Energy Product-wood pellets Species: yellow pine…

Carefully Planned “Good Fires” Prevent Bad Ones

…turkey, white-tailed deer, many songbirds, gopher tortoises, the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and other fire-dependent species. Prescribed burning is the only known forest management method which perpetuates the longleaf/wiregrass ecosystem, Georgia’s…

Doing Business in Georgia

Whether traveling by truck, train, air, or sea, Georgia’s excellent transportation logistics allow deliveries to make it to market fast. Trucks traveling from Georgia reach more than 80% of the…

Southern Pine Beetles

…All of the above factors help sustain beetles when their numbers are low. However, during epidemic years when SPB numbers are skyrocketing, even the healthiest of trees/stands are killed. Therefore,…

Forest Biomass

…developing areas. These sources include construction waste, wood from building demolition, disposal of wooden pallets, and others. These materials are usually low in moisture content and provide an excellent fuel…