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.
- GFC Holds Public Comment Period for Updated Timber Harvesting Activity Form
- Pursuant to House Bill 199, updates have been made to the Timber Harvesting Activity Form and will go into effect July 1, 2015. A 30-day public comment period opens June 16, 2015 for all interested parties who would like to provide input on the updated form. Feedback will be accepted via email and during six public hearings throughout the state.
- The 2014 Tax Tips for Forest Landowners now available
- Tax laws on timber transactions contain very specialized information that is not commonly known. This knowledge is critical to timber owners in regards to the cost of owning and managing timber, forest stewardship and compliance with tax laws. This bulletin reviews the major federal income tax laws to help forest owners in filing their 2014 income tax returns.
- 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.