The Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) was founded in 1907. At that time, tree farming was a family tradition. Land was passed from generation to generation and with it, a love of the land that became our heritage.
As one of the oldest conservation organizations in the United States, GFA is the leading advocate for a healthy business and political climate for Georgia's forest environment, forest landowners and forest-based businesses.
For over 100 years, GFA has been the "voice of forestry," working to educate business, environmental, and political leaders about responsible forest management practices, reforestation, benefits derived from forestry, and landowner rights.
GFA has worked with landowners in protecting their property rights and adopting sound land management practices to ensure that our forests continue to provide clean air, clean water, soil conservation, wildlife habitat, recreation and products that we all use every day.
Through informational events, educational materials, and online resources, GFA provides a diverse source of technical information that can help landowners better grow their forestry investment. In doing this, GFA keeps members informed of legislative and regulatory issues that can affect the long-term health and value of forested land.
Georgia's forests are vital to lives of many state residents, from private landowners and foresters to loggers and thousands of others employed by the forestry community. The Georgia Forestry Association is committed to protecting our forests and their future.