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Georgia Forestry Facts

Total Land Area (ac):
37.1 million

Forest Land Area (ac):
24.7 million

Timberland Area (ac):
24.1 million

Private Ownership (%):
91% of timberland

FIA 2014 Survey

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Georgia Economic Impact Reports*

Forests have been important to Georgians since General Oglethorpe landed in 1733 on the shoreline of what is now Savannah. Timber was quickly recognized as a great source of revenue, and by 1880, Georgia was ranked first in the South in total lumber production.

- History of the Georgia Forestry Commission

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* As of 2015, no standard methodology exists for producing economic impact or economic contribution reports. Please exercise caution when viewing and comparing reports as each may vary significantly in terms of source data and analysis and reporting methodology.