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.
As a result of a long history of misinformation from media coverage on the use of biomass, a coalition of national forestry organizations recently announced Biomass101.org, which serves as a clearinghouse for scientifically sound information on carbon-neutral bioenergy. The initiative, jointly produced by the American Forest & Paper Association, American Wood Council, Forest Resources Association, and National Alliance
On Aug. 19, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini announced open enrollment for farmers and forest landowners seeking financial assistance for growing new sources of biomass for energy or biobased products within designated projects areas. The funds are available from the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was reauthorized
This year, the Georgia Forestry Association will be returning to Jekyll Island for the 2016 Annual Conference and Forestry Expo on July 23-25. Each year the event draws a diverse crowd of forest landowners, forest-industry professionals and forest-based businesses to learn about forest advocacy issues in our state and offers attendees the opportunity to network