Georgia Forestry Commission

The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) is a dynamic state agency with the mission of providing leadership, service, and education in the protection and conservation of Georgia's forest resources. The Commission's vision is to achieve healthy, sustainable forests providing clean air, clean water, and abundant products for future generations.

The Commission's central office 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.

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Georgia Forestry Commission is not employed by or affiliated with the Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.

Contact Georgia Forestry Commission

5645 Riggins Mill Road
Dry Branch, Georgia  31020
Toll Free: (800) 428-7337


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4 Introductory articles were found for Georgia Forestry Commission

Chattahoochee Fall Line Prescribed Fire Co-Op: Opportunities for Private Landowners


LuAnn Craighton, Outreach Director and Local Implementation Team Coordinator of the Nature Conservancy, and RT Lumpkin, Prescribed Fire Center Coordinator and Lead for the Chattahoochee Fall Line Prescribed Fire Cooperative, takes us through the planning and implementation of the Chattahoochee Fall line Co-Op and the opportunities for Private landowners in Georgia.


Georgia’s Best Management Practices for Forestry


The purpose of this manual is to inform landowners, foresters, timber buyers, loggers, site preparation and reforestation contractors, and others involved with silvicultural operations about common-sense, economical and effective practices to minimize non-point source pollution (soil erosion and stream sedimentation) and thermal pollution. These minimum practices are called BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES and are commonly referred to as BMPs. They were initially developed in 1981 by a Forestry Non-Point Source Pollution Technical Task Force as required by the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. That act mandated states to develop a program to protect and improve the physical, chemical, and biological integrity of the nation’s waters so they remain “fishable” and “swimmable” for today’s and future generations. 


Prescribed Fire in Georgia – A Strategic Plan 2008-2020


Introduction Fire is a natural part of Georgia’s landscape and must be managed for a positive influence on sustainability. Wildfire suppression has been Georgia’s management option for nearly eight decades. Prescribed fire helps with sustainability and is supported and promoted.


Standards for Forest Stewardship Plans and Renewals


This document gives specifications for new as well as renewal plans so that participating resource professionals understand what is required under the Forest Stewardship Program. Once completed, all plans are reviewed to assure consistency and high standards throughout the program. Please submit the plan, along with a copy of the landowner’s application, to your local District Stewardship Forester.

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Pine Mountain Georgia
The Ida Cason Callaway Foundation Preserve adjoins Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park with rare Montane Longleaf Pine. A conservation easement was sold to the State to maintain this land in forest use.