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.
- Georgia Forestry Association Introduces Timber Theft Reward Program
- Following the signing of House Bill 790 - the Georgia Forestry Association's (GFA) initiative to strengthen Georgia's timber theft and timber trespass statutes - GFA officially reinstated its timber theft reward program in order to provide greater security to members who are concerned about protecting their timber assets.
- Pine Straw Production - Stand Management & Economics
This course on November 5-6, 2014 at the Bulloch County Ag Center will provide information necessary to effectively manage pine stands for pinestraw. Click the link above for details.
- New Law Strengthens Timber Sale Regulations (click for details)
- A new law strengthening timber sale regulations and increasing protection for forest landowners went into effect on July 1st. House Bill 790 brings change to many parts of the timber sale process, including scale tickets, civil damages for unauthorized timber harvesting, unintended harvest protection for landowners, statute of limitations for damages, and the authority of GFC law enforcement officers to enforce all laws relating to the protection, security, conservation or sale of timber transactions.