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Warnell program receives award

The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources’ Outreach Program recently received the 2023 Family Forest Education Comprehensive Program Award.

The award is given by the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs and the National Woodland Owners Association and are presented to a comprehensive program that exhibits excellence in education programming benefiting family forest owners across the U.S. Programs nominated address critical family forest ownership issues using a wide range of educational approaches.

The 15 faculty and four professional staff members working from four locations throughout Georgia continue to provide effective educational programs and resources to address critical issues faced by the state’s family forest owners ranging from invasive species control to navigating timber tax issues.

Over the last five years, their work is truly comprehensive, involving applied research, family forest owner needs assessments, development of more than 660 publications, conducting 51 programs for more than 2,700 participants, and providing a host of online resources.

The Outreach Program works with more than 45 agencies and organizations annually to educate and provide valuable resources for family forest owners in Georgia and beyond.