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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.

New training better prepares Georgia communities for wildfire

Public Service Assistant

Contact Information

Contact Holly Campbell

Phone:
706-363-0198

Campus address

Office:
4-435

About

Education:
B.S.A., Horticulture, University of Georgia, 1998
M.S. in Forest Resources (soil science), University of Georgia, 2015
Biography:

My outreach work at Warnell focuses on wildland fire and community forestry and arboriculture education in Georgia and the southern region. One of my current outreach projects has been the development and delivery of a USDA-NIFA funded project on fire-resistant landscaping, or firescaping. I am also involved in the development and delivery of community forestry trainings, webinars, and publications. Prior to my position at Warnell, I worked for 5 years with the office of the Southern Regional Extension Forester and had the opportunity to work on regional and national fire and community forestry initiatives and projects. In my earlier career, I was a landscape gardener.

Area of Speciality:
Recent Citations:

2018. Campbell, J.H. and Morris, L.A. Land use and soil legacy in the Lower Coastal Plain: A case study of Wormsloe State Historic Site, Georgia. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 73(4):386-399.

2017. Coyle, D., Nagendra, U., Taylor, T., Campbell, H., Cunard, C., Joslin, A., Mundepi, A., Phillips, C., and Callaham M. Soil fauna responses to natural disturbances, invasive species, and global climate change: Current state of the science and a call to action. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 110.

2016. Campbell, J.H. and Coyle, D. Littleleaf disease: Biology, ecology, and management in southern pines. SREF-SLP-019. Retrieved from http://shortleafpine.net/growing-shortleafpine/forest-health/diseases-and-pests/littleleaf-disease.

2015. Campbell, J.H., Morris, L.A., and Markewitz, D. Combining electromagnetic induction and resistivity imaging with soil sampling to investigate past soil disturbance at Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah, GA. Soil Horizons. 56:6.

Teaching, Outreach & Service

Teaching:

COFA 5010 / 7010 Lab- Technical Arboriculture / Tree Health Care (fall)

FANR 1200- Natural History of Georgia (spring, every other year)

FANR 5950- Special Topics: Wild Harvest in Georgia (fall)

FORS 3010 Lab - Dendrology (spring)

FORS 5610 / 7610- Prescribed Fire in the Forest Ecosystems (spring break)

 

 

 

Outreach:

Community forestry and arboriculture

Prescribed fire

Wildfire preparedness and firescaping

 

Service:

Georgia Tree Council

Warnell Outreach Committee

Winterville Tree Commission- Chair

ANREP National Extension Wildland Fire Initiative

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.

Outreach connects faculty member’s work with real-world solutions

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-542-2079
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. 

Elizabeth McCarty receives Warnell’s 2019-2020 Alumni Association faculty award for Outreach

 

Elizabeth McCarty is willing to help out.

Improving water through the land

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-542-2079
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. 

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.

Environment, education connect in service-learning project

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-542-2079
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. 

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.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Family ties and forestlands

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-542-2079
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. 

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.

UGA joins federal-state partnership to combat feral swine

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-542-2079
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 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.

As holiday season ends, a final gift for the fish

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-542-2079
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. 

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.

Study uses old friends to predict new enemies

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-542-2079
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. 

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.