Welcome to the Georgia Forestry Commission
The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) is a dynamic state agency responsible for providing leadership, service and education in the protection and conservation of Georgia's forest resources. Our headquarters is located in Dry Branch, Georgia. District and county offices are located throughout the state. Commission professionals provide a wide variety of services including fire detection, issuing burn permits, wildfire suppression and prevention services, emergency and incident command system expertise, rural fire department assistance, forest management assistance to landowners and communities, the marketing and utilization of forest resources and nature services, and growing and selling quality tree seedlings for planting.
- Huber "Trees for Georgia" Program Provides 296,000 Tree Seedlings to Qualifying Landowners
Huber Engineered Woods LLC has donated $20,000 to fund the purchase of pine seedlings to be planted within the qualifying counties.Â The funds will be used to purchase GFC seedlings which will be given to qualified landowners.
- Emerald Ash Borer in Georgia
Learn what EAB is, proposed regulations to slow its spread, instructions for commenting on the proposed regulations and a public hearing notice
- Forest Certification: From the Woods to the Mills and Beyond
This workshop will look at forest certification from the forest management level all the way through to the finished product. The workshop is scheduled for December 3, 2013, in Athens, GA. Register to attend.
- Tree Talk
Tree Talk is a new feature focusing on Georgia's trees. Learn about the white oak tree in Snellville.
- Selling Your Timber
A timber sale is a serious matter requiring careful preparation.
- Economic Benefits of the Forestry Industry in Georgia
The final report for 2011 is now available.
- GFC Professional Profile
Meet GFC's Forest Utilization Staff.