Healthy Markets

GROWING THE VALUE OF YOUR INVESTMENT

Demand for forest products at every stage of growth is a key factor to long term economic and environmental sustainability.

GFA advocates for healthy domestic and international markets for forest products and unencumbered access to markets for raw materials and finished goods.

PRIORITY ISSUES

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Sustainable Development Carbon Registry

GFA developed and advocated for HB 355, sponsored by Rep. Marcus Wiedower, establishes a Sustainable Development Carbon Registry, creating an incentive for developers to utilize products that sequester carbon like wood.
HB 355 Issue Brief
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Updating Mass Timber Building Codes

GFA developed and advocated for HB 777, sponsored by Rep. John Corbett, which expedites Georgia’s adoption of the 2021 International Building Codes’ tall mass timber provisions. The bill will allow construction of mass timber buildings up to 18 stories tall (the current building code is limited to six-stories).
HB 777 Issue Brief
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Global Markets

GFA continuously monitors issues related to the trade of raw materials and finished goods through Georgia ports to global markets.
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Ending Local Lumber Bans

GFA advocated for the passage of HB 876 helped to end the practice of local government’s banning the use of wood in construction.
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Promoting the use of Mass Timber in Georgia

Through funding from the Georgia Forestry Foundation, we are working with architects, builders, engineers, and elected officials to increase the knowledge and awareness of mass timber technology.
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Ecosystem Services Markets

Through funding from the Georgia Forestry Foundation, we are working to identify market based incentives for direct forest landowners for management practices within specific watersheds to ensure water quality standards for local water authorities.
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Contact

If you have any questions about issues related to Healthy Markets, please contact us.

Andres Villegas

President & CEO
andres@gfagrow.org