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


Meeting Notices for Board of Directors


News Releases


Media Advisory - Prescribed Fires

  • June 30, 2014
    Bryan, Chatham and Evans counties - Contact Ty Hayman - 912.653.4411
  • May 7, 2014
    Bacon, Pierce and Ware counties - Contact Barry Rowell - 912.462.5611
  • April 24, 2014
    Bryan, Evans, Liberty, Long and Tattnall counties - Contact David Duke - 912.884.3331
  • October 29, 2013
    Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties - Contact Robert Horan- 404.985.6579
  • June 24, 2013
    Richmond County - Contact B. J. Crosby, Fort Gordon - 706.791.9928
  • June 20, 2013
    Richmond County - Contact Steve Camp, Fort Gordon - 706.791.6135
  • June 18, 2013
    Liberty and Long Counties - Contact Bob Tanner, Fort Stewart - 912.435.9879
  • June 17, 2013
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larsen, Fort Stewart - 912.435.9879
  • June 13, 2013
    Bryan, Liberty, and Long Counties - Contact Kevin Larsen, Fort Stewart - 912.435.9879
  • June 12, 2013
    Liberty and Long Counties - Contact Kevin Larsen, Fort Stewart - 912.435.9879
  • May 30, 2013
    Liberty County - Contact Mike Clark, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8051
  • May 29, 2013
    Liberty County - Contact Kevin Larsen, Fort Stewart - 912.435.9879
  • May 24, 2013
    Liberty County - Contact Bob Tanner, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8051
  • May 23, 2013
    Liberty and Long Counties - Contact Bob Tanner, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8051
  • May 22, 2013
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larsen, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8152
  • May 17, 2013
    Liberty and Tattnall Counties - Contact Bob Tanner, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8051
  • May 16, 2013
    Liberty County - Contact Kevin Larsen, Fort Stewart - 912.435.9879
  • May 15, 2013
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larsen, Fort Stewart - 912.435.9879
    Coffee County - Contact General Coffee State Park - 912.384.7082
  • May 13, 2013
    Liberty County - Contact Bob Tanner, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8051
  • May 10, 2013
    Liberty County - Contact Bob Tanner, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8051
  • May 9, 2013
    Richmond County (Fort Gordon) - Contact Larry Felix, GFC - 706.799.1879
  • May 1, 2013
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larsen, Fort Stewart - 912.435.9879
    Liberty County - contact Mike Clark, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8051
  • April 26, 2013
    Banks County - Contact Adam Shirley, GFC - 770.869.3641
    Bryan and Liberty Counties - Contact Kevin Larsen, Fort Stewart - 912.435.9879
  • April 25, 2013
    Liberty County - Contact Kevin Larson, Fort Stewart - 912.435.9879
  • April 24, 2013
    Liberty and Long Counties - Contact Bob Tanner, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8051
  • April 23, 2013
    Richmond County - Contact Allan Braswell, Fort Gordon - 706.791.9928
  • April 22, 2013
    Richmond County - Contact Steve Camp, Fort Gordon - 706.791.9028
  • April 19, 2013
    Long County - Contact Mike Clark, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8051
  • April 18, 2013
    Jones County - Contact Carl Shmidt, Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge - 478.986.5441
    Liberty County - Contact Mike Clark, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8051
    Richmond County - Contact Steve Camp, Fort Gordon - 706.791.9945
  • April 11, 2013
    Bryan County - Contact Bob Tanner, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8051
  • April 10, 2013
    Jasper County - Contact Tim Kolnik, US Forest Service - 706.485.7110
    Jones County - Contact John Mason, Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge - 478.986.5441
    Union County - Contact Tony Harkins, GFC - 706.781.2398
    White County - Contact Dave Martin, US Forest Service - 706.954.6221
  • April 9, 2013
    Brantley County - Contact Malcom Hodges, Nature Conservancy - 770.776.9194
    Fannin County - Contact Jason Demas, US Forest Service - 706.745.6928
    Jasper County - Contact Tim Kolnik, US Forest Service - 706.485.7110
    Jones County - Contact John Mason, Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge - 478.986.5441
    Liberty and Long Counties - Contact Bob Tanner, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8152
  • April 8, 2013
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8051
    Jasper County - Contact Tim Kolnik, US Forest Service - 706.816.1372
    Jones County - Contact John Mason, Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge - 478.986.5441
    Union County - Contact Tony Harkins, GFC - 706.781.2398
  • April 7, 2013
    Fannin County - Contact Jason Demas, US Forest Service - 706.745.6928
  • April 2, 2013
    Liberty County - Contact Robert Tanner, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8157
    McIntosh County - Contact Mark Day, Georgia DNR - 912.580.1954
  • March 29, 2013
    Banks County - Contact Adam Shirley, GFC - 770.869.3641
    Columbia, McDuffie, Richmond Counties - Contact Alan Braswell, Fort Gordon - 706.791.9932
    Hart County - Contact Gary Roberts, GFC - 706.356.8770
    Liberty County - Contact Robert Tanner, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8152
    McIntosh County - Contact Curtis Bryant, Fort Stewart - 912.832.5074
  • March 28, 2013
    Columbia, McDuffie, Richmond Counties - Contact Alan Braswell, Fort Gordon - 706.791.9932
    McIntosh County - Contact Mike Day, Georgia DNR - 912.580.1954
    Putnam County - Contact US Forest Service - 706.485.7110
    Union County - Contact Roy Fortenberry, GFC - 706.781.2398
    White County - Contact Mike Hastings, US Forest Service - 706.754.6221
  • March 27, 2013
    Columbia County - Contact Cathy Black, GFC - 706.556.2149
    Jasper County - Contact Tim Kolnick, US Forest Service - 706.816.1372
    Long County - Contact Curtis Bryant, Fort Stewart - 912.832.5074
    McIntosh County - Contact Bob Tanner, Fort Stewart - 912-435-8051
    Oconee County - Contact Jason McCannon, J&M Forestry - 706.201.7184
  • March 22, 2013
    Liberty County - Contact Mike Clark, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8051
  • March 21, 2013
    Banks County - Contact Adam Shirley, GFC - 770.869.3641
    Liberty County - Contact Mike Clark, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8051
    McIntosh County - Contact Robert Horan, Georgia DNR - 404.985.6579
  • March 20, 2013
    McIntosh County - Contact Robert Horan, Georgia DNR - 404.985.6579
  • March 15, 2013
    Gilmer County - Contact Tommy Hawkins, GFC - 706.295.6021
    Jones County - Contact John Mason, Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge - 478.986.5441
    Jones County - Contact Tim Kolnick, US Forest Service - 706.485.7110
    Lumpkin County - Contact Kris Butler, GFC - 706.974.0813
    Stephens County - Contact Shannon Dean, GFC - 706.754.2354
  • March 14, 2013
    Camden County - Contact Wes Markison, GFC - 912.576.5387
    Habersham County - Contact Mike Hastings, US Forest Service - 706.265.0724
    Jones County - Contact John Mason, Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge - 478.986.5441
    Liberty County - Contact Bob Tanner, Fort Stewart - 912.435.8051
    Lumpkin County - Contact Kris Butler, GFC - 706.974.0813
    McIntosh County - Contact Robert Horan, Georgia DNR - 404.985.6579
    Putnam County - Contact Tim Kolnik, US Forest Service - 706.485.7110
    Richmond County - Contact DJ Crosby, Fort Gordon - 706.791.9931
    Union County - B. Morris, US Forest Service - 678.527.4997
  • March 13, 2013
    Richmond County - Contact Steve Camp, Fort Gordon - 706.791.9989
    Bryan County - Contact Kevin Larson, Fort Stewart - 912.435.9879
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Bryan, Evans, Liberty, Long, and Tattnall Counties - March 11, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Stephens, Habersham, Hall and Franklin Counties - March 7, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Bryan County - March 5, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Elbert, Franklin, Hart, Lincoln, Madison, Oglethorpe and Wilkes - March 4, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Bryan County - March 4, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Decatur, Early, Miller, Mitchell and Seminole Counties - March 4, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Barrow, Clarke, Greene, Madison, Morgan, Oconee and Oglethorpe Counties - March 4, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Harris, Houston, Marion, Stewart, Sumter, Taylor and Webster Counties - March 1, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Franklin, Madison, Oglethorpe and Wilkes Counties - March 1, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Banks, Franklin, Habersham and Stephens Counties - March 1, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for McDuffie and Richmond Counties - March 1, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Bryan and Liberty Counties - February 19, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Jones, Jasper, Newton, Morgan and Butts Counties - February 18, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Stephens, Habersham, Hall, Franklin and Banks Counties - February 18, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Baldwin, Jones, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson Counties - February 16, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Bryan and Chatham Counties - February 15, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Bryan, Effingham, Liberty and McIntosh Counties - February 15, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Hancock, Jefferson, and Putnam Counties - February 5, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Baldwin, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Putnam, Taliaferro, Warren & Washington Counties - February 5, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Bleckley and Twiggs Counties - Janaury 23, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Bryan, Liberty, Tattnall, Evans and Long Counties - January 18, 2013
  • Prescribed Fire Alert for Coffee, Irwin, and Atkinson Counties - December 28, 2012


GFC Information