Media Advisory: Forestry leaders will discuss UGA report at Georgia Forestry Day at the capitol

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia will report its findings on the value of Georgia forests to Gov. Nathan Deal at Georgia Forestry Day at the capitol, an annual gathering of state business, civic and environmental leaders during a news conference on Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the north lobby of the state capitol.

Scheduled to be unveiled are findings by Rebecca Moore, an assistant professor in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources,who recently completed a three-year study on the value of the ecosystem benefits Georgia’s forests provides to the state. This is the first report of its kind on Georgia forests.

Deal is scheduled to speak during the media briefing. Others expected to participate in the news conference include:

  • Chuck Leavell, American Forest Foundation Board;
  • Sen. Ross Tolleson;
  • Former Lt. Gov. Pierre Howard;
  • Georgia Forestry Foundation Board Chairman Wade Hall;
  • Wesley Langdale, Georgia Forestry board chairman and president of Langdale Industries;
  • Sharon Collins, Georgia Public Broadcasting.

For more information on the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, see http://www.forestry.uga.edu/.