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Dorothy Warnell Research, Education and Demonstration Forest

The Dorothy Warnell Research, Education and Demonstration Forest consists of 3,252 acres located in the lower coastal plain of southeast Georgia. The forest is compromised of natural hardwood bay, pine bay, upland pine hardwood and mixed pine. The forest is bisected by Georgia Highway 17 and is approximately 12 miles south of Guyton and 22 miles northwest of Savannah in Effingham, County Georgia. The forest is bordered on all sides by increasing residential development and a decreasing amount of privately owned timberland. the property was deeded to the University of Georgia Foundation, for the benefit of the Warnell School of Forest resources, by Mrs. Carolyn Warnell Bryan and her late sister Miss Dorothy Warnell, for whom the forest is named. The property was deeded in two separate tracts. The northern portion composed of 1,912 acres was deeded in 1997 and the southern portion composed of 1,339 acres was deeded in 2003. This forest is managed for teaching, research, demonstration, service and outreach, and to generate revenue to support the school and its programs. Located on the forest is the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center that is used by WSFR to educate students and adults about forest ecosystems and sustainable forest management. The center was dedicated in November of 2001. In addition to the center there are two interpretive walking trails and plans for additional trails.

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