FORSYTH, GA — On Tuesday, Georgia voters made a clear statement of support for the state’s 22 million acres of working forests by passing Amendment 3. The Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) is pleased that thousands of timberland owners will now be able to receive fair and accurate tax treatment regardless of the county where their trees are growing.
With the passage of Amendment 3, more than four million acres of forests will now have a better chance of being conserved, while continuing to provide the clean air, water, wildlife habitat and jobs that benefit every Georgian. Amendment 3 will also ensure that counties are fairly and accurately reimbursed from the state to support schools and local governments.
“This is a monumental victory for forestry in Georgia,” Andres Villegas, GFA president and CEO, said. “We are so thankful for the strong grassroots support from our membership. Because of these efforts, more than 2.2 million Georgians voted to support Amendment 3.”
The Georgia Forestry Association will continue to advocate for healthy regulatory, legal and tax structures that support the state’s working forests and keep Georgia the #1 forestry state in the nation.
Click here to learn more about what Amendment 3 means for Georgia’s forest landowners.