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.
- Timber Impact Assessment
The Georgia ice storm (February 11-13, 2014) had a significant impact on timber in the northern half of the state. This assessment details the specific damage observed and makes recommendations for recovery and/or salvage efforts.
- Ice Storm Damage Salvage Verification - Emergency Removal of Ice-Damaged Timber
GFC is partnering with the Georgia Department of Transportation to verify timber tracts damaged in the recent ice storm, so damaged timber can be promptly harvested and removed.
- Governor Deal Signs Executive Order to Increase Weight Limits on Trucks Transporting Ice-Damaged Timber
- Arbor Day Webcast for Georgia Schools Available for Viewing
Fun, free event to help schools across the state celebrate Georgia Arbor Day.
- Forestry Industry Continues to Power State's Economy
For the second consecutive year, Georgia's forest industry has provided more jobs for Georgians and more fuel for the state's economy than the previous year. View the 2012 Economic Impacts of Forestry fact sheet and report.
- Emerald Ash Borer in Georgia
Learn what EAB is, proposed regulations to slow its spread, instructions for commenting on the proposed regulations and a public hearing notice
- Forest Certification: From the Woods to the Mills and Beyond
This workshop will look at forest certification from the forest management level all the way through to the finished product. The workshop is scheduled for April 10, 2014, in Tifton, GA. Register to attend.
- Selling Your Timber
A timber sale is a serious matter requiring careful preparation.
- GFC Professional Profile
Meet GFC's Forest Utilization Staff.