About Us

GFC HeadquartersThe 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, south of Macon. District and county offices are located throughout the state. The director of the GFC is known as the state forester.

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.

The Georgia Forestry Commission is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. View our full non-discrimination statement.

Vision - Healthy, sustainable forests providing clean air, clean water and abundant products for future generations.

Mission - To provide leadership, service and education in the protection and conservation of Georgia's forest resources.

 

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