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Protecting the land

U.S. Forest Service chief visits Valdosta

One traditionally doesn’t think of conservationists and foresters as having common interests, but as the pressures mount on both government and private landowners to develop and sell off natural resources once thought to be limitless, these two groups have found common ground in the interest of protecting the future of the land and the health of our communities. In an effort to educate private landowners, foresters, conservationists and others interested in learning more about protecting the state’s natural resources, the Georgia Conservancy invited Gail Kimbell, the chief of the U. S. Forest Service, as well as Robert Farris, interim director of the Georgia Forestry Commission, Paul Bradley, Georgia’s acting forest supervisor and Dr. Bob Warren of the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources to speak to the challenges currently facing the state.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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