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Eight-year-old Gideon put his foot on the pitchfork and pushed it into the soil. With a little assistance, he pulled back on the handle and up popped a cluster of red potatoes.   “Look, potatoes!” squealed Gideon and a few other fellow campers. As they put their hands in the soil and… Read Article

Nestled in the heart of West Africa’s rainforests, the Republic of Liberia holds a rich history in the region. It also is home to millions of acres of forests, some of the last remaining West African rainforests on the continent.   As the country recovers and rebuilds after more than a… Read Article

A recent journal edition sparks conversation on the role of women in science


Working toward her doctorate at the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Angela Burrow (Ph.D. ’21) spent a lot of time with gopher frogs.

It meant hours in Georgia… Read Article

For most of her life, Kristen Lear has been interested in bats.

The passion began in elementary and middle school when, as a Girl Scout, she learned about bats during summer camp night hikes and her Silver Award project. She later tailored her college studies to focus on bats, eventually… Read Article

The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources is pleased to announce the appointment of James Johnson as the new director of the continuing education program. Johnson is a Warnell alumnus who earned his Ph.D. in wildlife management from the school in 2019. He brings with him a wealth of… Read Article

Wild pigs are an invasive species in the United States, with population estimates exceeding 6 million across 31 states. Wild pig damage to agriculture, private property and natural resources exceeds $150 million annually in Georgia.

In 2018, the USDA Farm Bill created a program to protect… Read Article

The short answer is: It depends.

The slightly longer answer is that it is determined by the classification of your timber holding, the way to sell the timber and your modified adjusted gross income for the net investment income tax purposes.  


What is the net… Read Article

Strengthening the diversity of applicants is on the minds of nearly every hiring agency. It is equally important in forestry and natural resources. Building that diversity can be enhanced by considering the role individuals with special needs can serve on the job.

Warnell’s Dr. Nick (“… Read Article

Let’s play a tree game. How many of Georgia’s native trees can you identify?

There are more than 260 native trees from the mountains to the sea in Georgia. The second-most numerous genera group among Georgia’s native trees is Crataegus—hawthorns. How many hawthorns can you find and… Read Article

The Warnell family grew by 91 members recently as spring 2023 graduates walked across the stage at The Classic Center in Athens.   The Convocation event, hosted by the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, featured words of wisdom from faculty, students and… Read Article

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