Cultivating Forestry Champions

In 1907, when the Georgia Forestry Association was founded, forestry and agriculture was a way of life for most Georgians. Today, more than 75 percent of Georgia’s citizens live in an urban or suburban area in the state, and forestry is not a priority issue for those communities. As the state continues to grow, and our population continues to shift to urban areas, GFA must be positioned to win in an ever-changing political dynamic.

Through ForestPAC, the Association’s political action committee, GFA is focused on cultivating relationships with legislators who support forestry while also connecting with urban and suburban legislators who may not know or understand how important forestry is in Georgia. GFA strategically leverages ForestPAC to support our advocacy efforts while giving you, our donors, critical access to Georgia’s current and future political leaders.

A Three-Year Commitment

Strengthen the voice of Georgia’s working forests by making one commitment spread out over a three-year period. With your support, we will:
  • Create opportunities for you to engage one-on-one with Georgia’s most powerful elected officials
  • Support and cultivate “champions of forestry” in Georgia’s legislature
  • Amplify the voice of forestry in elections across the state (Governor, Lt. Gov, etc.)
Each commitment level has it's benefits
3-Year Commitment

Giving You a Return on Your Investment

We understand the importance of seeing value in your investment. ForestPAC donors are fully-engaged in the political process, including:
  • Access to political leaders at multiple events throughout the year focused on leaders of both parties
  • At the Chairman level, one-on-one access to political leaders to engage in direct dialog regarding the issues of importance to the forestry community
  • Regular PAC reports which cover recent activity and analysis of upcoming elections
Download the ForestPac Pyramid

Our Donors

We are thankful for the support and dedication of the following donors.







Gay Wood Company • Hodges Land & Timber Trust • Pierce Timber • S.A. Allen


Pine Timber Trucking •  Joe Hopkins • Earl & Wanda Barrs • Claire Lee • Green Diamond

Donate Today

We need your continued support. With a strong Government Affairs team and resources like the ForestPAC, GFA is structured to be highly successful in the political process.

If you would like more information on donating to ForestPAC, contact Jake Matthews, VP of Government Affairs at

Weyerhaeuser is a member of the ForestPAC due to the Associations ability to foster strong relationships with members of the Georgia Legislature, both Democrats and Republicans. It is only through this relationship building that the forest industry is provided an opportunity to educate lawmakers on the policies which they debate. The ForestPAC’s strong team and program of work is helping to secure Weyerhaeuser’s public license to operate.

Monte Simpson
Government Relations Manager – Gulf States
Weyerhaeuser Company