Media Information

The Communications Department serves as the Georgia Forestry Commission's contact for media inquiries. The department directs the agency's media relations including preparation of press conferences, press releases and advisories, annual reports, newsletters and other GFC publications. Requests for information through Georgia's Open Records Act should also be routed through the Communications Department. To learn more about GFC or forestry in Georgia, contact:

Wendy Burnett
Public Relations Director
Office (478) 751-3535
Cell (478) 365-6233
wburnett@gfc.state.ga.us


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Media Advisory - Prescribed Fires
Note that this is not a comprehensive list of all prescribed burns in the state, only those submitted for media notification. To find out whether any additional burns are occurring in your area, contact your local county office.

  • June 21, 2016
    Bryan and Bulloch counties - Contact Kevin Larson - 912-435-9879
  • June 20, 2016
    Bryan and Evans counties - Contact Kevin Larson - 912-435-9879
  • June 13, 2016
    McDuffie County - Contact Michael Juhan - 706-791-9932
  • June 10, 2016
    Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Echols and Ware counties - Contact Brantley Boatwright - 912-496-7366
  • May 31, 2016
    Bryan and Liberty counties - Contact Kevin Larson - 912-435-9879
    McDuffie County - Contact Michael Juhan - 706-791-9932
  • May 26, 2016
    Bryan, Chatham and Evans counties - Contact Kevin Larson - 912-435-9879
  • May 24, 2016
    Greene, Jasper, Morgan, Oconee and Putnam counties - Contact Tim Kolnick - 706-816-1372
  • May 11, 2016
    Banks, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Rabun and Stephens counties - Contact Ryan Peacock - 706-754-6221
  • May 10, 2016
    Banks, Franklin, Habersham, Hall and Stephens counties - Contact Ryan Peacock - 706-754-6221
  • April 20, 2016
    Baldwin, Butts, Jasper, Jones, Monroe and Putnam counties - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706-816-1372
  • April 19, 2016
    Hall, Lumpkin and Union Counties - Contact Kris Butler - 706-974-0813
  • April 18, 2016
    Jasper, Jones and Putnam Counties - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706-485-7110
  • April 11, 2016
    Butts, Henry, Jasper, Jones, Newton, Putnam and Walton Counties - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706-816-1372
    Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham and Evans Counties - Contact Kevin Larson - 912-435-9879
  • April 10, 2016
    Bryan, Chatham, Evans, Liberty, Long and Tattnall Counties - Contact Kevin Larson - 912-435-9879
  • April 6, 2016
    Colquitt, Grady, Mitchell and Thomas Counties - Contact Robbie Green - 229-221-0915
    Bryan and Evans Counties - Contact Kevin Larson - 912-435-9879
  • April 5, 2016
    Harris, Marion and Talbot Counties - Contact Neal Brown - 435-689-1425
    Banks, Franklin, Habersham, Rabun and Stephens Counties - Contact Mike Brod - 706-754-6221
  • April 4, 2016
    Banks, Habersham, Rabun and Stephens Counties - Contact Ryan Peacock - 706-754-6221
    Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Walker and Whitfield Counties - Contact Jeff Schardt - 706-695-6737
  • March 30, 2016
    Lumpkin, Towns, Union and White Counties - Contact David Vinson - 706-490-2797
  • March 29, 2016
    Banks, Franklin, Hall and Jackson Counties - Contact Bob Williams - 770-403-9063
  • March 26, 2016
    Banks, Barrow and Franklin Counties - Contact Wayne Pickett - 770-560-2512
  • March 23, 2016
    Atkinson, Berrien, Coffee and Irwin Counties - Contact Shawn Spikes - 912-389-4045
  • March 22, 2016
    Atkinson, Berrien, Clinch, Coffee, Irwin, Lanier and Tift Counties - Contact Blair Joiner - 229-686-3766
    Bryan, Long and Tattnall Counties - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912-435-8063
    Forsyth County - Contact Ken Parker - 478-973-6263
  • March 21, 2016
    Baldwin, Bibb, Jones, Twiggs and Wilkinson Counties - Contact John Mason - 478-986-5441
  • March 17, 2016
    Banks, Habersham, Hall, Rabun and White Counties - Contact Nathan Klauss - 706-754-7981
    Banks, Franklin, Jackson and Madison Counties - Contact Doug Andrews - 770-869-3641
    Elbert and Hart Counties - Contact Gary Roberts - 706-356-8770
  • March 16, 2016
    Madison, Oglethorpe and Wilkes Counties - Contact Wesley Moss - 706-213-2027
    Fannin, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin and Union counties - Contact Nick Peters - 770-530-6205
    Camden, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne Counties - Contact Will Ricks - 404-985-6749
    Habersham, Hart and Oglethorpe Counties - Contact Gary Roberts - 706-356-8770
  • March 15, 2016
    Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Morgan and Putnam Counties - Contact John Mason - 478-986-5441
  • March 14, 2016
    Baldwin, Hancock, Jasper, Jones and Putnam Counties - Contact John Mason - 478-986-5441
    Bryan and Tattnall Counties - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912-435-8063
  • March 11, 2016
    Bryan and Bulloch Counties - Contact Kevin Larson - 912-435-9879
  • March 10, 2016
    Clarke, Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton Counties - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706-816-1372
    Gilmer, Lumpkin, Pickens, Towns and Union Counties - Contact Kris Butler - 706-974-0813
    Gilmer, Jasper, Lumpkin, Pickens, Towns and Union Counties - Contact Scott Frazier - 404-989-1655
  • March 9, 2016
  • Dawson, Gilmer, Lumpkin and Pickens Counties - Contact Kris Butler - 706-974-0813
  • March 8, 2016
    Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Pickens and Union Counties - Contact Kris Butler - 706-974-0813
    Baker, Calhoun, Colquitt, Dougherty, Early, Miller and Mitchell Counties - Contact Jason Paramore - 229-881-3931
  • March 7, 2016
    Habersham and Rabun Counties - Contact Ryan Peacock - 706-754-6221
    Baker, Dougherty, Lee and Mitchell Counties - Contact Jason Paramore - 229-734-5417
    Baker, Colquitt, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole and Thomas Counties - Contact Jason Paramore - 229-734-5417
    Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Thomas and Lowndes Counties - Contact Kevin Brooks - 229-672-1690
    Richmond and McDuffie Counties - Contact BJ Crosby - 706-791-9928
    Bryan, Liberty, Long and Tattnall Counties - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912-435-8063
  • March 6, 2016
    Bryan, Chatham, Liberty and McIntosh Counties - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912-435-8063
  • March 3, 2016
    Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne Counties - Contact Will Ricks - 404-985-6749
  • March 2, 2016
    Evans, Liberty, Long and Tattnall Counties - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912-435-8063
  • March 1, 2016
    McDuffie and Richmond Counties - Contact B.J. Crosby - 706-791-9928
  • February 29, 2016
    Baldwin, Hancock, Jones, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson Counties - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706-485-7110
    McDuffie and Richmond Counties - Contact Steve Camp - 706-791-9928
  • February 28, 2016
    Bryan, Chatham, Evans, Liberty, Long and Tattnall Counties - Contact Kevin Larson - 912-435-9879
  • February 27, 2016
    Baldwin, Hancock, Jones, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington and Wilkinson Counties - Contact John Mason - 478-986-5444
    Baldwin, Bibb, Jones, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington and Wilkinson Counties - Contact Mike McKenstry - 478-986-7999
    Bryan, Evans, Chatham, Liberty, Long and Tattnall Counties - Contact Kevin Larson - 912-435-9879
  • February 26, 2016
    Bryan and Liberty Counties - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Charlton, Clinch and Ware Counties - Contact Brantley Boatright - 912.496.7366
    Camden, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne Counties - Contact Garrett Anderson - 912.322.0738
  • February 22, 2016
    Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Pierce and Ware Counties - Contact Brantley Boatright - 912.496.7366
  • February 21, 2016
    Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Clinch and Ware Counties - Contact Brantley Boatright - 912.496.7366
  • February 20, 2016
    Macon, Schley and Taylor Counties - Contact Jeremy Albritton - 478.391.4178
  • February 19, 2016
    Bryan, Chatham and Liberty Counties - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Brantley, Charlton, Clinch and Ware Counties - Contact Jamey Smith - 912.338.5967
    Banks, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Rabun and Stephens Counties - Contact Ryan Peacock - 706.754.6221
    Long and Tattnall Counties - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
    Baldwin, Butts, Jasper, Jones, Morgan, Newton and Putnam Counties - Contact Mike Brod - 706.212.0812
  • February 18, 2016
    Brantley, Charlton, Pierce and Ware Counties - Contact Ethan Roberson - 912.287.4915
    Long County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • February 17, 2016
    McDuffie and Richmond Counties - Contact Adam Weatherford - 706.791.9928
    Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne Counties - Contact Garrett Anderson - 912.322.0738
    Atkinson, Bacon, Coffee, Irwin and Ware Counties - Contact Jack Batten - 912.384.4999
  • February 13, 2016
    Baldwin, Bleckley, Jones, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson Counties - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706.816.1372
    Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Pulaski, Twiggs and Wilkinson Counties - Contact Nathan Herrion - 478.986.5441
  • February 12, 2016
    Bryan, Liberty and Long Counties - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
    Atkinson, Berrien, Cook, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes and Tift Counties - Contact Blair Joiner - 229.237.9026
    Baldwin, Jones, Twiggs and Wilkinson Counties - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706.816.1372
    Banks, Franklin, Habersham, Rabun and Stephens Counties - Contact Mike Brod - 706.754.6221
  • February 11, 2016
    Atkinson/Berrien/Coffee/Cook/Lanier/Lowndes/Tift Counties - Contact Blair Joiner - 229.237.9026
    Atkinson/Berrien/Coffee/Irwin Counties - Contact Stan Moore - 912.592.0541
    Bacon/Jeff Davis Counties - Contact Kevin Adams - 912.337.0737
    Bryan/Chatham Counties - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Appling/Bacon/Brantley/Pierce/Wayne Counties - Contact Logan Edgy - 912.462.4611
    McDuffie County - Contact Michael Juhan - 706.791.2397
  • February 10, 2016
    Atkinson/Berrien/Coffee/Cook/Lanier/Lowndes/Tift Counties - Contact Blair Joiner - 229.237.9026
  • February 8, 2016
    Atkinson/Coffee/Irwin Counties - Contact Rowan Evans - 912.393.4620
    Columbia/McDuffie/Richmond Counties - Contact Michael Juhan - 706.791.9928
    Oconee/Putnam
  • Counties - Contact Tim Colick - 706.485.7110
  • February 7, 2016
    Dawson/Fannin/Gilmer/Hall/Lumpkin/Union Counties - Contact Jason Demas - 706.633.6811
  • February 2, 2016
    Atkinson/Bacon/Coffee/Irwin/Telfair Counties - Contact Trey Spivey - 912.389.4045
    Bryan/Evans Counties - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
  • February 1, 2016
    Putnam County - Contact 706.467.6520
    Chatham County - Contact Ty Hayman - 912.653.4411
  • January 31, 2016
    Bryan/Chatham/Evans/Liberty/Long/Tattnall Counties - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.8065
  • January 25, 2016
    Bryan/Liberty Counties - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • January 19, 2015
    Bryan/Liberty Counties - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Bryan County - Contact Ty Hayman - 912.653.4411
    Chatham County - Contact Andy Meadows - 912.210.3413
    McIntosh/Camden/Glynn Counties - Contact Blaine Tyler - 912.506.8372
    Richmond/McDuffie Counties - Contact B.J. Cosby - 706.791.9928
  • January 6, 2016
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
  • January 5, 2016
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Richmond County - Contact B.J. Crosby - 706.791.9928
  • December 10, 2015
    Ware County - Contact IW Strickland - 912.281.0851
  • December 8, 2015
    Hancock County - Contact Paul Whitaker - 706.975.7347
  • December 4, 2015
    Ware County - Contact Brantley Boatwright - 912.496.7366
  • November 16, 2015
    Atkinson County - Contact How Rowe - 912.393.4059
  • October 22, 2015
    Brantley County - Contact Chris Carter - 912.462.5611
  • October 21, 2015
    Hall County - Contact Jamie Alfriend - 706.829.2863
  • October 19, 2015
    Coffee County - Contact Trey Spivey - 912.389.4045
  • October 15, 2015
    Brantley County - Contact Chris Carter - 912.462.5611
  • October 8, 2015
    Coffee County - Contact Trey Spivey - 912.389.4045
  • October 7, 2015
    Coffee County - Contact Trey Spivey - 912.389.4045
  • August 27, 2015
    Brantley County - Contact Donnie James - 912.286.5171
  • June 9, 2015
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
    Ware County - Contact Reggie Forecine - 912.496.7366
  • June 8, 2015
    Richmond County - Contact Allen Braswell - 706.791.9932
  • June 6, 2015
    McIntosh County - Contact Scott Hickox - 912.269.9391
  • June 5, 2015
    Liberty & Long County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • May 23, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
  • May 22, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
  • May 15, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
  • May 14, 2015
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • May 13, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • May 11, 2015
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • May 7, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Coffee County - Malcom Hodges - 678.977.8674
  • May 6, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
  • May 5, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
    Brantley County - Malcom Hodges - 678.977.8674
  • May 4, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • April 24, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • April 23, 2015
    Evans County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Stephens County - Contact Wess Bentley - 706.754.6221
  • April 22, 2015
    Jones County - Contact John Mason - 478.986.5441
  • April 12, 2015
    Jones County - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706.816.1372
    Madison County - Contact David Whitehead - 706.207.2291
  • April 10, 2015
    Evans County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
  • April 9, 2015
    Evans County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • April 7, 2015
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
    Long County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • April 6, 2015
    Liberty County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
  • April 3, 2015
    Dougherty County - Contact Rollie Etchells - 229.734.5611
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • April 2, 2015
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • March 31, 2015
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • March 29, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Greene County - Contact Jack Bone - 706.474.8223
    Liberty County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Lumpkin County - Contact Jason Demas - 706.633.6811
  • March 18, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Dawson County - Contact David Shattuck - 706.934.4460
    Heard County - Contact Mike Crumbley - 706.585.7041
    Putnam County - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706.485.7110
    Troup County - Contact Mike Crumbley - 706.585.7041
  • March 17, 2015
    Berrien County - Contact Blair Joiner - 229.237.9026
    Bryan County - Contact Robert Horan - 404.985.6579
    Dawson County - Contact Kris Butler - 706.867.2898
    Jones County - Contact John Mason - 478.986.5441
    Hall County - Contact Jason McCannon - 706.201.7184
    Putnam County - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706.816.1372
    Rabun County - Contact Mike Hastings - 706.754.6221
    Stephens County - Contact David Vinson - 706.754.6221
  • March 16, 2015
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • March 12, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • March 11, 2015
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
    Putnam County - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706.816.6520
  • March 10, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Jones County - Contact John Mason - 478.986.5491
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • March 9, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Jones County - Contact Mike Caldwell - 706.485.7110
    McIntosh County - Contact Robert Horan - 404.985.6579
  • March 5, 2015
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
  • March 4, 2015
    Wayne County - Contact Robert Horan - 404.985.6579
  • February 20, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
  • February 19, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
  • February 16, 2015
    Pierce County - Contact Donnie James - 912.286.5171
  • February 13, 2015
    Banks County - Contact Doug Andrews - 706.491.2729
    Berrien County - Contact Blair Joiner - 229.237.9026
    Bryan County - Contact Eric Esser - 912.264.7218
    Jones County - Contact Mike McKenstry - 478.986.7999
  • February 5, 2015
    McDuffie County - Contact Darryl Talley - 828.736.8753
    Oglethorpe County - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706.485.7110
  • February 3, 2015
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
    Pierce County - Contact Donald James - 912.286.5171
    Ware County - Contact Thomas Whitley - 912.338.5967
  • January 30, 2015
    Coffee County - Contact Jimmy Rae Vickers - 912.309.1842
    Jones County - Contact Nathan Herron - 478.986.5441
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
    McIntosh County - Contact Robert Horan - 404.985.6579
    Stephens County - Contact USFS - 706.754.6221
    Ware County - Contact Thomas Whitley - 912.338.5967
  • January 29, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson – 912.435.9879
    Coffee County - Contact Trey Spivey – 912.389.4045
    Habersham County - Contact Mike Hasting – 706.265.0724
    Putnam County - Contact Mike Caldwell – 706.473.2190
    Stephens County - Contact Mike Hasting – 706.265.0724
  • January 28, 2015
    Long County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
    Putnam County - Contact Shannan Harrison - 478.457.5312
  • January 27, 2015
    Jones County - Contact Nathan Herron - 478.986.5441
    Putnam County - Contact Mike Caldwell - 706.473.2190
  • January 22, 2015
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson - 912.435.9879
    Coffee County - Contact James F. Smith - 912.393.4059
    Lumpkin County - Contact Kris Butler - 706.974.0813
    Ware County - Contact Gary Simmons - 912.282.2406
  • January 21, 2015
    Liberty County - Contact Curtis Bryant - 912.435.8063
    Oconee County - Contact Tim Kolnik - 706.485.7110
    Ware County - Contact Gary Simmons - 912.282.2406


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