At the Georgia Forestry Association’s Annual Conference and Forestry Expo on Jekyll Island today, Chairman Joe Parsons of Graphic Packaging International announced Andres Villegas as the next president of the Association. The news was the culmination of a national search process that followed the announcement of the retirement of Steve McWilliams who served as president
The Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) is seeking a motivated individual with proven interpersonal skills and the ability to think strategically to serve as its President. Candidates with experience in association management and state-level lobbying are strongly desired. A background in natural resources, agriculture or forestry would be helpful, but is not required. Applications received by
Following the signing of House Bill 790 – an initiative to strengthen Georgia’s timber theft and timber trespass statutes – the Georgia Forestry Association officially reinstated its timber theft reward program in order to provide greater security to member landowners who are concerned about protecting their timber assets.
Governor Nathan Deal recently signed legislation that allows for greater use of wood materials in public school facilities, providing K-12 schools throughout the state with alternative, cost-effective, and sustainable design options.
The Georgia House of Representatives approved House Bill 790 on a 169-2 vote yesterday. This marks the first step to provide better recourse and recovery for owners of timberland in Georgia who are victims of timber theft and timber trespass.