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How Potential New Laws from Georgia's 2017-2018 Legislative Session could Affect Forest Landowners' Tax
 
Southern Pine Beetle Cost Share Program Open for Applications
The cost share program for Southern Pine Beetle is now accepting applications. The purpose of the SPB cost share program is to help landowners implement various silvicultural practices that will prevent (or minimize) impacts of southern pine beetle infestations, restore healthy, more beetle-resistant forests and suppress current beetle infestations.
 
Huber Trees for Georgia
The Huber Corporation has once again funded the program that supplies free pine seedlings to qualified landowners within a 22 county area around the company's Commerce, GA mill. The deadline to sign up is July 20, and approvals will be announced by August 10. To apply, submit a completed Huber Seedling Application (signed by the landowner) to the GFC county forester by July 20. The site must have a reforestation plan and be planted during the 2018-2019 planting season. See this notice for more details.
 
2016 Economic Impacts of Forestry in Georgia
The 2016 Economic Impacts of Forestry in Georgia report has been released.
 
Forest-Water Connection Projects
The critical link between forestland and clean water is coming into clearer focus with three seperate projects underway across the state. Click through to learn more!
 
Five-Year Plan for Georgia's Urban and Community Forests 2018 - 2022
A Five-Year Plan for Georgia's Urban and Community Forests has been developed by a dedicated and diverse group of industry leaders across the state to provide strategic direction for urban and community forest programs and to coordinate statewide efforts to value, conserve, manage and enhance Georgia's community forests.
 
Selling Your Timber
Thinking of selling some or all of your timber? Take a few minutes to educate yourself before you start the process.
 
Timber Impact Assessment for the West Mims Wildfire
GFC conducted a timber impact assessment on private and industrial lands affected by the West Mims wildfire to determine fire severity and predict survival of damaged stands.
 
Coastal Georgia's Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management (video)
Discover the damaging effects of stormwater runoff and how you can help protect, preserve and restore Coastal Georgia's water qualit and natural resources.
 
Emerald Ash Borer Statewide Quarantine Announced
GFC and the GA Department of Agriculture have implemented a statewide quarantine for ash wood products.
 
Notice of Timber Harvesting Activity
The updated Notice of Timber Harvesting Activity Form is effective July 1, 2015 and may be downloaded HERE.
 
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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