2023 Meetings:

April 25, 2023

Landowner Liability - What are the Risks?

Mark Fryer

Social @ 6:00 pm

Dinner @ 6:30 pm

Program @ 7:00 pm

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Topic and Speaker - TBD

June 2023 - not finalized Bonners Restaurant

Social @ 6:00 pm

Dinner @ 6:30 pm

Program @ 7:00 pm

Interfor Mill Tour - Eatonton Sawmill

October 2023 - date not finalized

Meet at mill in Eatonton

Topic and speaker - TBD

Fall 2023 - not finalized Bonners Restaurant

Social @ 6:00 pm

Dinner @ 6:30 pm

Program @ 7:00 pm

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Our Mission:

To encourage and educate forest landowners in the management of their land to the highest standards of good stewardship, the reward of which will be healthier forests, cleaner water, better habitats for wildlife, and increased recreational opportunities.

And, to promote the growing of renewable forest resources while protecting environmental benefits and to increase the understanding of all benefits of productive forestry while raising the level of knowledge about natural resource issues related to forest management. 

Georgia Landowner News & Opportunities: 

Georgia Forestry Foundation encourages Georgians to purchase License plate

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2022 Georgia Legislative Update 

from Georgia Forestry Association

Two GFA Priorities Passed, Three are Positioned for Further Action Next Year

GFA weighed in on 14 pieces of legislation during the session that were of critical importance to the forestry community. We are thankful that two of GFA's three legislative priorities have been passed by the General Assembly, including:

  • House Bill 997: a November ballot referendum that would provide an ad valorem tax exemption for forestry and logging equipment.
  • House Bill 343: a key piece of legislation to deter poaching on private land by increasing fines for repeat offenders. This bill now heads to the Governor's Desk for final approval.

Timber Harvest Tax Legislation Fails, Positioned for Action Next Session

Georgia, unlike our adjacent southern states requires landowners to pay a severance tax when timber is harvested.  Other states do not tax timber as a property asset.

Georgia's tax is on 100% of the harvested value!

This legislation attempted to reduce the severance tax on timber to 40% similar to taxes on the property, structures and commercial property.

House Resolution 686 and later Senate Resolution 135, passed out of the House of Representatives on two different occasions with overwhelming bipartisan support but failed to see action by the Georgia Senate. This vital issue will be revisited in 2023.

HR 686 ISSUE BRIEF → click here


Georgia Pacific opens new state-of-the-art pine sawmill at Warrenton, GA

Learn more - click here

UPDATE - GP opened a new sawmill (2019) that could double round wood needed when at full capacity


Interfor announces plans to upgrade sawmills

at Eatonton and Thomaston

Press Releases: click here (Eatonton)

click here (Thomaston)

Interfor officials announce significant mill upgrades at both facilities to be phased in from 2019-2021

For overview of Interfor and specifics click here


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