Posts Tagged ‘Georgia Forestry Commission’

We hope to have a number of new applicants apply for this position in Coastal Georgia.

Job Number: NAT007X

Job Posting: Jul 20, 2018 – Closing Date: Aug 3, 2018

Primary Location: GA-Bulloch

Number of Openings: 1

Job: Natural Resources

Shift: Day Job

Advertised Salary: 46,750.00


Examples of duties:
1. Provide assistance to municipalities with
a. tree ordinance development/revision needs
b. technical assistance and aid in the development of Community Tree Boards, and training municipal tree-care workers
c. support for Tree City USA program, aid in certification, recertification and expansion of community involvement
d. seeking out grant opportunities and submitting grant applications

2. Assist communities with
a. long-range land use planning to minimize the impacts of development
b. storm mitigation planning and post-storm evaluations

3. Develop working relationships with grassroots and non-profit conservation groups and developers; working with local contacts in underserved areas to generate on-the-ground environmental projects

4. Work with communities, local fire departments, and GFC units to identify critical wildland/urban interface zones

5. Work with landowners on forest management issues and aiding small land owners in the development of forest/woodland management plans

6. Provide information and guidance on insect and disease problems and solutions for urban trees

7. Develop professional relationships with policy makers at state and local level and educate policy makers on critical issues relative to forestry in the state

8. Perform public relations activities including articles for local print, TV and radio appearances, educational presentations, and development of professional training programs

Minimum qualifications:  Completion of an undergraduate major in forestry or a related field at an accredited four year college or university, proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, excellent customer service and communication skills.  Must have experience speaking to small and large audiences about a variety of natural resources issues and experience working with local governments and private landowners. 


Master’s degree relevant to the specific subprogram area from an Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited college or university can be substituted for two of the three years of job related forestry experience OR Bachelor’s degree in forestry, forest resources, or closely related area that includes core forestry coursework from an Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited college or university AND Three years of job related forestry experience OR One year of experience required at the lower level Forester 3 (NRP022) or position equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications – External:

A standalone degree with an urban forestry major or an emphasis area in urban forestry within a forest management degree.  A minimum of one year experience providing assistance to communities/community groups/non-profits involved in urban forestry and urban interface issues. ISA Certified Arborist.

Apply Here before August 3.


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Have you seen the recent news?  Study on Urban Tree Loss Puts Georgia At Top Of List

Does your community struggle to understand the contribution trees provide to people every day? Do you need to justify your tree program with cost/benefit analysis? Are you interested in connecting trees to broad sustainability goals? i-Tree can help!

The Georgia Urban Forest Council, in partnership with the Davey Resource Group, the Georgia Forestry Commission, and the US Forest Service will host a workshop at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Sandy Springs on Wednesday, June 27, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. targeting the practical use of the on-line i-Tree benefits calculator tools.

The i-Tree development team has been adding new features to make calculating the value and benefits of trees both efficient and effective. However, the various tool can be overwhelming and industry professionals often don’t have time to wade through all the options to get results. During this 1/2 day workshop, you will gain an understanding of the latest i-Tree tools and how to quickly use this resource to generate tree benefits. Incorporated group discussion will spark ideas on ways to use tree benefit information in various outreach and promotion efforts.

REGISTER HERE. $20 – Lunch included!

7:30 a.m. – Check-in.
8:00 a.m. – Welcome and facilitated discussion
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Davey Resource Group will present on the i-Tree suite of tools. Focus will be placed on web based tools including: Canopy, Design, Planting, and MyTree.
11:30 a.m. – Facilitated discussion
12:00 p.m. – Lunch and networking

*** Bring your personal laptop or tablet computer to maximize workshop experience ***

Workshop sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, Southern Region. ISA CEUs applied for.


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Here’s the latest edition of the Community Tree News newsletter with information on green infrastructure, watering newly planted trees, eLearn Urban Forestry, Vibrant Cities Lab, upcoming events and a new arboriculture/urban forestry degree program at UGA.

Community Tree News – April 2018 (link to PDF).

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Community Tree News is sent quarterly through Constant Contact. This issue was sent January 4th. To join our mailing list, send an email to sgranbery@gfc.state.ga.us.

In addition to the Tree City USAs listed in the newsletter, several more have been certified for 2017 and will receive their materials in the next few weeks: Alpharetta, Augusta, Bainbridge, Blairsville, Clayton, Dublin, Forsyth, Fort Gordon, Jekyll Island, LaGrange, Louisville, Millen, Montezuma, Richmond Hill, Summerville, Thomasville, Tifton, Tybee Island and Union Point.

Join us for our statewide Arbor Day celebration in Georgia on February 15! More information.

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There’s much to look forward to from the Sustainable Community Forestry Program in 2018. We’re starting off the year with a bang in several key program areas.

  • First, efforts to include green infrastructure as a part of development through the Coastal Regional Commission are paying off!! We are meeting our goal to make sure green infrastructure is mentioned in each of the plans for any major developments along the coast.
  • Thirteen new Tree City USA communities and one new Tree Campus USA joined us in 2017, and Georgia Power is again our longest standing Tree Line USA utility. The City of Columbus will celebrate its 40th Anniversary as a Tree City USA in 2018.
  • GFC is a clearinghouse for information related to storms, risk and trees. If you are a city arborist and need community tree resource planning, tree risk evaluation, or homeowner tree care materials, look no further. Attend the Georgia Urban Forest Council’s first quarterly program on January 24th in Richmond Hill for a “ready” packet and current tree risk information.
  • Plans are underway for the first simultaneous statewide Arbor Day celebration on Thursday, February 15, in Atlanta, Athens, Columbus and Woodbine. Local tree board members and elected leaders will be recognized with certificates, photos and news releases for their tree-mendous volunteer efforts.
  • Our quarterly Constant Contact newsletter, Community Tree News, will be published this week and will announce the recertified Tree City USA and Tree Campus USA communities. Don’t forget! Post your local Arbor Day event on the Georgia Grove.
  • Lastly, stay tuned for the release of the new Five-Year Plan for Georgia’s Urban and Community Forest 2018 – 2022 to see where we’re headed in the future and to contribute your own ideas for creating resilient urban ecosystems in all of Georgia’s communities.

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Tree Ordinance Construction Zone

Check out December’s “Tree Ordinance of the Month” from the City of Valdosta on the Georgia Urban Forest Council’s new website, the Tree Ordinance Construction Zone, launched in November, 2017.  December 2017 – City of Valdosta, Georgia

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Color has found its way onto and into virtually every ridge and valley in the region. Last weekend’s chilly weather and strong winds thinned out the yellow poplar tops, and we even saw some light snow and a heavy frost at the upper elevations!

Northeast Georgia:

We are seeing changes in virtually all species, with sourwood, black gum, dogwood, sumac and maple continuing to provide majority of reds and burgundies. Maple and sassafras are giving us reds, yellows and bright orange hues. The yellows of the yellow poplar are thinning fast, but the birch, black walunts, and hickory continue with the yellows and golds – also provided this week by American beech, redbud and black cherry.

Northwest Georgia:

Cooler weather has kicked leaf color into gear. Sourwoods are showing red, dogwoods are giving us dark reds, and maples are providing variations of red, orange, and yellow. Some of the hickory leaves have turned yellow. Grassy Mountain and Fort Mountain don’t  have significant leaf color change yet, but the Lookout Mountain area and Taylors Ridge are quickly coming around. Peak in the northeast will probably be next week through next weekend.

Percentage of color change from green to date?  NE GA 40%-100%;  NW GA 40%-75%

Peak: The highest elevations are slightly past peak, but with the oaks yet to hit their mark, there will still be color at these uppermost elevations into November. Expect to see peak or near peak conditions at the 3000 feet elevation range starting over the next 10 days. Below 2500 feet, peak conditions should begin across the region toward the end of next week and running through the next 10 days.

Scenic Drives:

Northeast Georgia –The upper Tallulah River basin would offer some opportunity this week.  Travel GA 197 from Clarkesville up to Lake Burton and then travel US 76 to either Hiawassee or Clayton.  Or, north of Batesville, turn east off of GA 197 onto Burton Dam Road and travel around Lakes Seed and Rabun.  Remember the trip around Lake Rabun is on a very narrow road with little shoulder so stay alert and drive carefully.  And, the Richard Russell Scenic Hwy (GA 348 in White and Union Counties) continues to hold a lot of color and continues to be a good bet.

North Central/Northwest Georgia –  Good Travel Routes include:

Highway 136 over Lookout Mountain.

Highway 27 over Taylors Ridge.

Highway 52 Fort Mountain overlooking Grassy Mountain.

Highway 136 near Burnt Mountain.

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