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Qualified timberland property: A new property class for Georgia forest landowners to consider

Forest Economics & Taxation Outreach Specialist

Contact Information

Yanshu Li

Contact Yanshu Li

Phone:
706-542-2460

Campus address

Office:
4-506
Education:
B.S. Accounting, Shanxi University, 1997.
M.S. Agricultural Management and Economics, China Agricultural University, 2000.
M.S. Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 2003
Ph.D. Forest Economics, Auburn University, 2006

Research

Research Areas:
Research Areas Detail:

Federal and state forest taxation, economic issues related to forest investment and management, forest products market analysis, economic benefits of forest. 

Labs/Centers/Committees:
Outreach:

Federal and state forest taxation, economic issues related to forest investment and management, forest products market analysis, economic benefits of forest. 

Property taxes have been among the top concerns for forest landowners in Georgia for many years. For many of them, property taxes represent the most significant annual costs associated with forestland ownership. Three preferential tax programs have been established to help qualifying landowners reduce their property taxes: the Preferential Agricultural Assessment program, the Conservation Use Valuation program (CUVA), and the Forest Land Protection Act program (FLPA).

Wild pig damage in Georgia

Professor, Wildlife Specialist

Contact Information

Pictured: Dr. Michael Mengak

Contact Dr. Michael T. Mengak

Phone:
706-714-9268

Campus address

Office:
Warnell 4-428
Education:
Ph.D. 1987 Forestry/Wildlife Clemson University Dissertation: 'Impacts of natural and artificial regeneration of loblolly pine on small mammals in the South Carolina piedmont.'
M.S. 1982 Forestry/Wildlife Clemson University Thesis: 'A comparison of two diet analysis techniques applied to white-tailed deer in coastal South Carolina.'
B.S. 1979 Fisheries/Wildlife Virginia Tech
Curriculum Vitae:

Research

Research Areas Detail:

Research focuses on human dimensions aspects of wild pigs; management and economic impact of wild pigs; nuisance wildlife management, natural history and ecology of woodrats (Allegheny and Key Largo); and,  inventory and monitoring of mammals.

Management and Impact of Wild Pigs

Human dimension surveys related to citizens (landowners, hunters, farmers, etc.) issues arising from wild pig occurrence and economic damages as well as beliefs and attitudes; extension outreach related to wild pig management and resolution of conflict issues.

Allegheny Woodrats

Conduct a survey of historical sites in Virginia for the presence of Allegheny woodrats. Collect biological data on individuals captured and habitat/landscape date for each site sampled.

Area of Specialization
Inventory and monitoring of non-game wildlife; wildlife damage management; wildlife service and outreach

Recent Citations:

Books or Book Chapters

Mengak, M. T., and C. A. Miller. 2020.  Chapter 10: Human Dimensions and Education Associated with Wild Pigs in North America. Pages 229-243 in K. VerCauteren, J. C. Beasley, S. S. Ditchkoff, J.J. Mayer, G. J. Roloff, and B.K. Strickland (editors). Invasive Wild Pigs in North America: Ecology, Impacts, and Management.  CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL.  485 pages.

Mengak, M. T. 2020.  Georgia Landowners' Guide to Wild Pig Management.  eBook.  https://books.apple.com/us/book/georgia-landowners-guide-to-wild-pig-ma…; 66p.

Kammermeyer, K. and M.T. Mengak. 2010. Camera Surveys. Pages 193-197 in K. Kammermeyer and R. Thackston. Deer & Turkey Management Beyond Food Plots. Scott Lithographing Company, Tucker, GA.

Mengak, M.T., C.M. Butchkoski, D.J. Feller, and S.A. Johnson. 2008.  Lessons form long-term monitoring of woodrats. Pages 109-132 in J. Peles and J. Wright (editors) The Allegheny Woodrat: Ecology, Conservation, and Management of a Declining Species. Springer-Verlag Publishers.

Monographs

Linehan, J. M, and M. T. Mengak, S. B. Castleberry, and D. Miller.  2008.  Inventory of the mammalian species at Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Occasional Papers of the Texas Tech Museum. Number 272. 11 March 2008.  16 pages.

Castleberry, S. B., M. T. Mengak, W. M. Ford.  2006.  Neotoma magister.  Mammalian Species No. 789, pp. 1-5, 3 figs

Journal Articles (since 2013)

Powers, K. E., M. T. Mengak, R. R. Sheehy, W. M. Ford, and R. J. Reynolds.  2020.  Bot fly parasitism of Allegheny woodrats (Neotoma magister) in Virginia.  American Midland Naturalist 184:62-72.

Hohbein, R. R. and M. T. Mengak. 2018.  Cooperative extension agents as key informants in assessing wildlife damage trends in Georgia.  Human-Wildlife Interactions 12: 243-258.

Kanine, J. M., E. M. Kierepka, S. B. Castleberry, M. T. Mengak, N.P. Nibbelink, and T. C. Glenn. 2018.  Influence of landscape heterogeneity on the functional connectivity of Allegheny woodrats (Neotoma magister) in Virginia.  Conservation Genetics Published online_6 August 2018 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10592-018-1093-4

Lombardi, J. V., M. T. Mengak, S. B. Castleberry, and V. K. Terrill. 2018.  Natural and anthropogenic factors affecting Allegheny woodrat occupancy. Wildlife Society Bulletin 42: 667-673.

Mingie, J., N.C. Pouydal, M. K. Bowker, M. T.  Mengak, and J. Sirey. 2018.  Comparing the net benefit of forestland access for big game hunting across landownership types in Georgia, USA. Forest Science 65: 189-200. doi: 10.1093/forsci/fxy045

Lombardi, J.V., M.T. Mengak, S.B. Castleberry, and V.K. Terrell. 2017. Mammal occurrence in rock outcrops in Shendandoah National Park: Ecological and anthropogenic factors influencing trap success and co-occurrence. Natural Areas Journal 37: 507-514.

Mingie, J., N. Poudyal, M. Bowker, M. T. Mengak. 2017.  Big game hunters preferences for hunting lease attributes: An application of a choice experiment. Forest Policy and Economics 78(2017): 98-106.

Mingie, J., N. Poudyal, M. Bowker, M. T. Mengak, and J. Sirey. 2017.  A hedonic analysis of big game hunting club dues in Georgia. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 22: 110-125.

Ninke, L.B. and M. T. Mengak. 2016.  Evaluating the Georgia Master Naturalist Program.  Journal of Extension, June 2016, Vol. 54, No. 3, Article #3RIB7. www.joe.org

Harper, E.E. , J. J. Vaske, C. A. Miller, M.T. Mengak, and S. Bruno. 2016.  Stakeholder attitudes and beliefs toward wild pigs in Georgia and Illinois.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:269-273.

Lombardi, J. V., M. T. Mengak, S. B. Castleberry, V. K. Terrell, and M. Fies. 2016.  A new long-tailed weasel county record in Shenandoah National Park. Virginia Journal of Science 67:1-5.

Lombardi, J. V., M. T. Mengak, and S. B. Castleberry. 2016.  Three new county records for Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius) in Shenandoah National Park.  Banisteria 46:25-27.

Harper, E.E., J.J.Vaske, C.A.Miller, M.T. Mengak, and S. Bruno. 2016. Stakeholder attitudes and beliefs towards wild pigs in Georgia and Illinois. Wildlife     Society Bulletin 40: 269-273.

Kanine, J. M., S.B. Castleberry, M. T. Mengak, and C. Winchester.  2015.  Seasonal variation in Key Largo woodrat (Neotoma floridana smalli) diets. Southeastern Naturalist 14: 405-414.

Castleberry, S. B., M. T. Mengak, and T. E. Menken. 2014. Comparison of trapping and camera survey methods for determining presence of Allegheny woodrats. Wildlife  Society Bulletin 38: 414-418.

McCleery, R., M. Oli, J. Hostetler, B. Karmacharya, D. U. Greene, C. Winchester, J. Gore, S. Sneckenberger, S. B. Castleberry, and M. T. Mengak.  2013.  Are declines of  an endangered mammal predation-driven, and can a captive-breeding and release program aid their recovery?  Journal of Zoology, Print ISSN 0952-8369; doi 10.1111/jzo.  12046. 

Greene, D. U., S. B. Castleberry, and M. T. Mengak.  2013. A methodology for long-term monitoring of the endangered Key Largo cotton mouse.  Wildlife Society Bulletin. 37:  368-374.

Conference Proceedings

Todd, C. T. and M. T. Mengak. 2018.  Wild pig hunting outfitters in the Southeast.  Proceedings of the 17th Wildlife Damage Management Conference, 17: 89-90. Perdido Beach, AL. Feb. 26-28, 2017

Mengak, M. T. 2016.  Landowner opinions regarding wild pigs in Georgia, USA. Pages 162-169 in RM Timm and RA Baldwin (editors). Proceedings 27th Vertebrate Pest Conference, Newport Beach, Ca.  March 6-10, 2016.

Mengak, M. T. 2014.  The extent and impact of wild pig damage to landowners in southwest Georgia, USA. Pages 287-290 in RM Timm and JM O’Brien, (editors).  Proceedings 26th Vertebrate Pest Conference, Waikoloa Village, Hawaii.  March 3-6, 2014.

Mengak, M. T., C. A. Miller, and D. I. Hall.  2009.  Attitudes of students in a wildlife damage management class towards nuisance wildlife control. Pages 75-83 in J. Boulanger  (editor).  Proceedings 13th Wildlife Damage Management Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.  May 3-6, 2009.

Mengak, M. T.  2009.  Growing loblolly pine with wildlife food plots, hunting lease assumptions and liability issues.  Pages 92-100 in Siry, J. et al. (editors). 2009 Proceedings of  the 2008 Southern Forest Economics Workers Annual Meeting; 2008 Mar 9-11, Savannah, GA.

Stephens, L. R., M. T. Mengak, D. I. Hall.  2007.  Evaluation of resident Canada Goose relocation in Georgia.  Pages 543-553 in D. L. Nolte (editor). Proceedings of the 12th  Wildlife Damage Management Conference, Corpus Christi, TX.

Outreach & Extension Publications. (Partial List ONLY -- see C.V. for complete list)

1. Extension Book Chapters (Peer-reviewed)

2. Mengak, M. T. 2020.  Vertebrate Pest Control. Pages 498-502 in D. Horton (editor), Georgia Pest Management Handbook. Commercial Edition. Special Bulletin 28. 

1. Mengak, M. T. 2020.  Vertebrate Pest Control. Pages 170-172 in in D. Horton (editor), Georgia Pest Management Handbook. Homeowner Edition. Special Bulletin 48.

 2.  Extension Bulletins (peer edited)

5.  Mengak, M. T. 2013.  Resolving Human-Nuisance Wildlife Conflicts.  UGA Cooperative Extension Service, Publication B-1248. 9 pages.

4.  Pennisi, B. and M. T. Mengak. 2012. Resolving Issues with Nuisance Wildlife.  AV Library No. CD-056.  140 slides. Slide set for county programs. Accompanying textual support material (script for presenters)—46 pp.

3.  Pennisi, B. and M. T. Mengak. 2012.  Deer-Tolerant Landscapes.  AV Library No. CD-057.  115 slides. Slide set for county programs. Accompanying textual support material (script for presenters)—24 pp.

2. Mengak, M. T.  2010.  Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife.  UGA Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin No. 1248. 14 pages (revised).

1.  Mengak, M. T.  2004.  Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife.  Extension Bulletin Number 1248.  Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, Athens, GA. 12 pages.

3.  WSFNR – Wildlife Damage Management Series (peer reviewed)

 18.  Hill, M. R. and M. T. Mengak. 2020.  Managing Wildlife Damage: Tree Squirrels.  Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources WFRNR-20-37A. 5 pages.

17. Callaghan, K. and M. T. Mengak. 2020.  Managing Wildlife Damage: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis).  Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources WFRNR-20-38A. 6 pages.

16.  Brown, J. and M. T. Mengak. 2020.  Managing Wildlife Damage: Eastern Cottontail Rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus).  Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources WFRNR-20-58A. 6 pages.

    15.  Bray, A. and M. T. Mengak. 2020.  Managing Wildlife Damage: American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos).  Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources WFRNR-20-60A. 6 pages.

    14. *Jaques, B. and M. T. Mengak.  2019.  Managing Wildlife Damage: Coyote (Canis latrans).  Warnell Damage Management Series WDS-19-45.  5 pages.

13. Nitschke, K. and M. T. Mengak.  2015.  Managing Wildlife Damage: Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) and Black Vultures (Coragyps atratus).  Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources. Publication Series.  WSFRN-15-09. 6 pages.

12. *Miller, E. A. and M. T. Mengak. 2011. Managing Wildlife Damage: American Black Bear (Ursus americanus).  Warnell Damage Management Series WDS-12-12. 7 pages.

11. *Hecht, A. and M. T. Mengak.  2009.  Managing Wildlife Damage: American Beaver (Castor canadensis).  Warnell Damage Management Series WDS-09-11.  5 pages.

10. *Stull, D. W. and M. T. Mengak.  2009.  Managing Wildlife Damage: Coyote (Canis latrans).  Warnell Damage Management Series WDS-09-10.  5 pages.

9.  Mengak, M. T., and S. Valitzski.  2008.  Managing wildlife damage: Woodchuck (Marmota monax).  Warnell Damage Management Series WDS-08-08. 6 pages.

8.  *¶Parris, J. D., M. T. Mengak, and K. V. Miller.  2008.  Use of Gallagher© 2-layer deer exclusion fencing to temporarily deter white-tailed deer browsing in food plots.  Warnell Outreach Publication - Wildlife Damage Series  WDS-08-09.  7 pages.

Technical Bulletins and Final Reports

Mengak, M. T. 2018. Wildlife Translocation.  USDA Wildlife Services - Wildlife Damage Management Technical Series.  National Wildlife Research Center, Ft. Collins, CO.  https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/wildlifedamage/sa_reports/ct_…

Lombardi, J. V., M. T. Mengak, S. B. Castleberry, V. C. K. Terrell. 2016.  Observations from a rock outcrop camera survey in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.  National Park Service Final Report. 83 pp.

Hatt, J., L. Worsham, G. Sundin, G. Grossman, M.T. Mengak, and N. Nibbelink. 2016.  Natural Resource Condition Assessment for Gulf Islands National Seashore. Natural  Resource Report NPS/GUIS/NRR—2014/1135. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hatt, J., L. Worsham, G. Sundin, G. Grossman, M. T. Mengak, and N. Nibbelink. 2016. Natural Resource Condition Assessment for Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and  Preserve. Natural Resource Report NPS/JELA/NRR—2014/953. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Sundin, G., L. Worsham, N. Nibbelink, G. Grossman, and M. T. Mengak. 2014. Natural Resource Condition Assessment for Vicksburg National Military Park. Natural Resource  Report NPS/VICK/NRR—2014/769. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. Published Report – 2207798.

Worsham, L, G. Sundin, N. Nibbelink, G. Grossman, and M. T. Mengak. 2014. Natural Resource Condition Assessment for Natchez Trace Parkway. Natural Resource Report  NPS/NATR/NRR—2014/843. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. Published Report – 2216371.

Recent Grants and Contracts

Georgia Farm Bill_NRCS Feral Swine Control Pilot Project; 2020-2023 $1,500,000

Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association; 2017-2023 $96,000

Joint Venture Agreement for Natural Inquirer; 2016 $60,000

Survey and protect the rare Allegheny woodrat, NPS-Shenandoah National Park; 2014 - 2016  $49,993

Development of the Georgia Wild Hog Management Field Manual, River Valley Regional Commission; 2013 - 2014  $15,000

Natural resource condition assessment for 5 regional parks, NPS; 2010 - 2013  $285,000

Natural resource conditions assessment for 6 regional parks, NPS: 2005 - 2010 $200,780

Status & Distribution of Allegheny Woodrats in Virginia, Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries; 2009 - 2011  $87,500

Ecological understanding as a guideline for evaluation of nonformal education (EUGENE), USDA Forest Service; 2005 - 2009  $200,780

Assessing knowledge gain from the Natural Inquirer, USDA Forest Service; 2009 - 2011  $96,390

A protocol for monitoring Key Largo cotton mouse, US Fish and Wildlife Service; 2006 - 2008  $75,000

Teaching:

Graduated Students (Since 2013)

In Progress

   Callaghan, Katy (MNR, 2021) - project undetermined

   Smith, Justine (MS, 2022) - wild pig impacts and damage assessment

Completed

  Jaques, Ben (MNR, 2019) - Wildlife Specialist, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services

  Kelley, Steven (MNR, 2018) - Biology Teacher, Forsyth County

  Mingie, James (PhD, 2016) - Post-Doc, Univ Tennessee

  Kanine, Jennifer (PhD, 2013) - Wildlife Biologist, Michigan

  Todd, Charles (MNR, 2017) - UGA Cooperative Extension Agent

  Foster, Michael (MNR, 2015) - Environmental Consultant, North Carolina

  Fulmer, Josie (MNR, 2014) - UGA 4-H Environmental Education

  Hildreth (Ninke), Lauren (MNR, 2013) - Outreach, Missouri Dept Wildlife Conservation

  Arnold, Sarah (MNR, 2013) - ZooAtlanta

 

Outreach:

My outreach focus is on nuisance wildlife management and human-wildlife conflict resolution.  I work with county extension agents and various landowners and clients to solve urban nuisance wildlife issue.  I also work with county extension agents to resolve wildlife damage issues related to wild pigs, white-tailed deer, and common urban wildlife.  I am the state coordinator for the Georgia Master Naturalist Program.

Each year, wild pigs cause approximately $150 million in damage in Georgia and over $2.5 billion in damage nationwide. They are well established in the state and throughout the Southeast.  

 

Population characteristics

Wild pigs have the greatest reproductive potential of any animal their size on the planet. Sows are capable of breeding as young as 4-6 months of age. They can have two litters per year and litters average 4-6 piglets. Sows are very protective of piglets and juvenile survival may be as high as 90%. 

Southern pines' winter pest: The deodar weevil

Assistant Professor, Forest Health Specialist

Contact Information

Contact Dr. Elizabeth McCarty

Phone:
706-389-9725

Campus address

Office:
122 S. Entomology Drive, Tifton, GA
Lab Location:
122 S. Entomology Drive, Tifton, GA
Education:
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2016
M.S., Biology, University of South Alabama, 2006
B.S., Biology, University of Mobile, 2002

Research

Research Areas Detail:

Current Research Areas

- Pine tip moth phenology and management

- Environmental effects of pesticide use in forests

- Hemlock woolly adelgid

- Rare plant conservation

 

 

 

Recent Citations:

McCarty, E., R. Nichols, J. McCreadie, and J. Grant. 2019. Assessment of aquatic macroinvertebrate sampling methods for nonregulatory water quality programs. J. Environ. Qual. 48:1749-1757. doi:10.2134/jeq2019.01.0024

McCarty, E. and K. M. Addesso. 2019.  Hemlock woolly adelgid management in forest, landscape, and nursery production.  J. Insect Sci. 19: 24, 1 - 17.

Griffiths, N. A., B. M. Rau, K. B. Vaché, G. Starr, M. M. Bitew, D. P. Aubrey, J. A. Martin, E. Benton, and C. R. Jackson, C. R.  2018.  Environmental effects of short-rotation woody crops for bioenergy: What is and isn't known. GCB Bioenergy. 11: 551-656.

Wiggins, G., E. Benton, J. Grant, M. Kerr, and P. Lambdin.  2018.  Short-term detection of imidacloprid in

streams following applications in forests.  J. Environ. Qual. 47: 571 –578.

 

Benton, E., J. F. Grant, R. J. Nichols, R. J. Webster, J. S. Schwartz, and J. K. Bailey. 2017.

Risk assessment of imidacloprid use in forest settings on the aquatic macroinvertebrate community. Enviro. Tox. Chem., 36: 3108 – 3119.

 

Benton, E., J. F. Grant, R. J. Webster, R. S. Cowles, A. F. Lagalante, R. J. Nichols and

C. I. Coots.  2016.  Hemlock woolly adelgid abundance and hemlock canopy health numerous years after imidacloprid basal drench treatments: Implications for management programs. J. Econ. Entomol. 109: 2125 – 2136.

Outreach:

Forest Insects and Diseases

Trees for Bees

Pesticide Safety

Scratching your head about sudden wintertime pine tree browning? Noticing signs of tree stress such as thinning crowns, dying branches, or even a dead terminal leader (the top part of the tree)? 

Developing home-grown solutions to reverse climate change

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

One of Georgia’s most plentiful assets might be a key to help the state combat global climate change.

The state is covered with trees—Georgia is almost 60% forested—and each tree has the ability to offset carbon that’s emitted into the atmosphere. But the amount of carbon, the cost of that sequestration, and potential for new jobs in rural parts of the state are all questions to be answered.

Warnell launches workshop series for female landowners

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

The dozen or so women gathered in the bright, wood-paneled room knew they had big plans in the works. But what they didn’t know was that they were making history.

Summer internships keep hands-on learning going, despite pandemic

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

Rachel Hardegree spent her summer watching for feral hogs in Japan.

Degrees of learning: Prescribed burn classes give students an edge in the real world

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

The morning’s air felt thick. It wasn’t ideal.

As the students gathered into the wood-paneled classroom at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway, Mark Melvin bit his lip. The plans that day called for their first hands-on prescribed burn, at a pie-shaped piece of land near Ichauway’s skeet range. Conditions weren’t terrible, but they weren’t great.

Melvin, prescribed fire management specialist at the Jones Center who is instrumental in teaching an annual spring break course in prescribed burning, remained hopeful. More or less.

Stewards of the shoreline: A handful of alumni help mitigate damage wrought by the Golden Ray cargo ship

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

The view out Jared Flowers’ office window has changed a bit in the past year.

Flowers (BSFR ’04) is marine biologist supervisor for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division. Last August, he could see boats drifting by as they headed out of Oglethorpe Bay and Brunswick’s port. But today, the view is dominated by barges, cranes and a 665-foot cargo ship lying on its side.

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New book offers property tax guidance to Georgia’s agricultural landowners

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

Keeping up with changes in Georgia’s property tax laws is a full-time job, and a new book shows the fruits of these efforts.

Applications are still open for timber tax credits

Hurricane Michael had a devastating impact on the timber industry in south Georgia. Many forest landowners suffered catastrophic or severe timber losses due to the event. The Georgia General Assembly enacted HB 4EX in November of 2018 and an amendment (HB 446) in April of 2019.