Tuesday October 6th, 2015 8:14PM

N. Ga. Forestry Field Day on tap for people in Hall, 12 other counties

By Staff
DEMOREST - The Chestatee/Chattahoochee RC&D Council will host the North Georgia Forest Landowner Field Day at the Georgia Forestry Commission Hightower State Forest at Dawsonville on September 19. <br /> <br /> Starting at 8:00, it will target landowners, both farmers and non-farmers in Hall and 12 other counties, wishing to improve their conservation land management efforts by utilizing programs available through USDA and other agencies. <br /> <br /> Targeted population includes, but is not limited to, underserved forest landowners in northeast Georgia who are unfamiliar with the programs and opportunities available through USDA.<br /> <br /> The RC&D secured a grant to hold two of these forest field days: the one on Sept. 19 in Dawsonville and one planned Oct. 19 in Elbert County.<br /> <br /> Partners with the RC&D in this endeavor include USDA Forest Service, Georgia Forestry Commission, Forest Landowners Association, Georgia Forestry Association, Upper Chattahoochee River Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors, county commissioners, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, Georgia Natural Resources Conservation Service, the USDA Farm Service Agency, The Nature Conservancy, and several other organizations that promote forestry for the targete daudience. <br /> <br /> For more information on the RC&D and the Forestry Field Days or to register for an event, contact Frank Riley Executive Director, Chest/Chatt RC&D Council or call 706-897-1676.
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