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.
The recent dry spell was an uncomfortable reminder of the 2016 droughts, which led to severe wildfires across much of the Appalachian region, including Georgia. These wildfires negatively impacted Georgia communities and natural landscapes through fire damage and smoke.
Elizabeth McCarty receives Warnell’s 2019-2020 Alumni Association faculty award for Outreach
Elizabeth McCarty is willing to help out.
Study helps municipalities take a proactive approach to improving drinking water
If a community wants to improve its drinking water, one option is to spend money on upgrading equipment. But another option is to focus on how land upstream is managed, improving the water running off it and into connecting streams and rivers.
UGA class connects with local school to assist in expanding science curriculum
As the group worked its way down the forested pathway, a few members stopped, mulling over some logs rolled off to the side.
Generational connections and strong memories encourage African American forest ownership
Walter Collins’ connection to his forestland began almost 200 years ago, when his great-great-great grandmother, then just a baby, was sold with her mother to a plantation in central Georgia’s Hancock County.
The University of Georgia is a key partner in a new federal initiative to combat feral hogs and will partner with federal and state agencies as part of a $1.5 million, 3-year project in Southwest Georgia.
Student’s project uses discarded Christmas trees to create new habitat
Using the reds and oranges on his digital map as a guide, graduate student Wesley Gerrin guided the small motorboat over the drop spot.
About 450 nonnative, plant-eating insect species live in North American forests. While most are harmless, a handful wreak havoc on their new environment, and their attacks on trees cause more than $70 billion in damage each year.
The problem is, scientists often don’t know which insect will emerge as the next harmful invader.