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Georgia Foresters Recognized For Wildfire Management Excellence

For the third time in a decade, the Georgia Forestry Commission has been nationally recognized for its work in wildland fire management.


Georgia Forestry Commission Sets Brunswick Air Safety Exercise

The Georgia Forestry Commission's Air Operations Unit will be conducting a training exercise out of the Brunswick Airport in Brunswick, GA, November 9-10, 2015.


Burke County Timber Case Arrest

A man arrested on felony charges related to a timber harvest has been released on bond after being taken into custody by the Burke County Sheriff's Office.


Asian Gypsy Moth Discovered in Chatham County

For the first time, the Asian Gypsy Moth has been caught in a trap in Georgia. A single, male moth was captured in August 2015 at Garden City, near Savannah.


Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Update

The Emerald Ash Borer quarantine area in Georgia has expanded. Seven more counties have been added.


Windfall Supply of Tree Seedlings Offered

Recent flooding along coastal Georgia has forced cancellation of planned tree plantings there, making available a large supply of superior Georgia Forestry Commission seedlings.


Lifting of Burn Ban Prompts Safety Warnings

Georgians in 54 northern counties will soon be permitted to resume outdoor burning as the annual summer burn ban is lifted on October 1.


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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.

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Notice of Timber Harvesting Activity
The updated Notice of Timber Harvesting Activity Form is effective July 1, 2015 and may be downloaded HERE.
Wildfires and Drones Don't Mix
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is supporting the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service in their simple message to drone operators: If you fly; we can't.
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 and the authority of GFC law enforcement officers to enforce all laws relating to the protection, security, conservation or sale of timber transactions.

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