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Forest Action Plan

Leadership, service, and education in the protection and conservation of our forest resources

Georgia’s 24 million acres of forest land are a rich and renewable resource that provide myriad benefits to citizens across the state, and yet challenges to the land and the professionals who manage it abound. The vision of the Georgia Forestry Commission ensures the benefits of healthy forests—clean air, clean water, and abundant forest products—are available to present and future generations.

The Georgia Forest Action Plan provides a science-based foundation that analyzes forest conditions and trends in the state and delineates priority rural and urban forest landscape areas, and provides the GFC and its valued partners with a solid road map for navigating the challenges ahead.

Best Management Practices

Georgia’s best management practices (BMPs) program is quasi-regulatory. The agencies responsible for BMPs policy development are the Georgia Forestry Commission, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Click here to view the most recent BMPs recommendations on the state forestry agency website.

Click the following links to view available BMP monitoring data and implementation rates from NASF’s 2015 BMP survey and NASF’s 2019 BMP survey.

Georgia Forestry Publications

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