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Bugwood Image Database
Bugwood Images is a grant-funded project that was started in 1994 by the University of Georgia’s Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Bugwood Images provides an easily accessible archive of high quality images for use in educational applications. It is made up of five major website interfaces. These are ForestryImages, IPMImages, InsectImages, WeedImages, and Invasive.org. The focus of Bugwood Images is on species of economic concern. Images cover invasive species, forestry, agriculture, integrated pest management, plants, insects, diseases, fungi, wildlife, fire and other natural resource issues. Images are reviewed for content and quality.
Continuing Education Courses
This year we will be offering a number of courses for natural resources professionals, landowners, and others interested in the field. Warnell has been involved with continuing education for over 30 years, so you can trust the University of Georgia to offer courses that are vital to your success in natural resources-related businesses and organizations. We are continuing to expand our offerings to include more courses in wildlife and fisheries management, and in making the program more efficient and responsive to your professional needs.
GA Woodland Owners Network
Private non-industrial woodland owners have 54 percent of Georgia’s forests. That’s 118,000 owners with 12.5 million acres of trees! They have many reasons for ownership, ranging from enjoyment of beauty or scenery and recreation to timber production and investments and all points between. Receiving useful information to help them maximize their goals and objectives for their woodlands is important in the management of their property.
First Detector’s Network
The Georgia First Detector’s program helps counter state agency staff reductions that have occurred in recent years in Georgia. In addition to the “expansion of the number of eyes” looking for high consequence pests in Georgia, the First Detectors serves as local educators sharing knowledge on invasive pests to communities. This leads to an increase in understanding, acceptance and support of plant pest and disease exclusion, eradication, and control efforts.
Georgia Forestry Statistics
Statistical information concerning Georgia forestry takes on many forms and exists at many different geographic levels. This website was created to provide an essential planning tool and information resource necessary for understanding forestry resources, their economic and environmental importance, and the dynamic forces acting on the forestry community in Georgia.
Southern Regional Extension Forestry
The goal of the Southern Regional Extension Forestry Office is to identify, prescribe, and implement a mix of education and technical services that increase the efficiency of forestry programs in the southern United States.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® program has been working to make a positive difference in Georgia forests since 1995. The SFI® program in Georgia works behind the scenes supporting responsible forestry, wood procurement and harvesting in Georgia.
Tree Health Care Outreach Laboratory
The Tree Health Care Outreach Laboratory synthesizes and integrates research information on tree biology, pest/tree dynamics, and soil/tree relations. New methods for assessing tree health are designed as well as prescriptions for treatments developed. Results are communicated through various media and means to professionals, agencies, and specific non-professional audiences.
Wildlife Damage Laboratory
My lab focuses on wildlife damage management having completed research on Deer Repellents, Armadillo Ecology, and Goose Control. Graduate students also work through outreach and adult education to produce published materials on Wildlife Damage Management options for landowners.
The mission of the Georgia Master Naturalist program is to provide unbiased, scientifically accurate information about environmental issues for adults.
The Georgia Master Naturalist program is an Adult Environmental Education course developed by the UGA Warnell School of Forestry &anp; Natural Resources and UGA Cooperative Extension for people who wish to be more informed about habitats, natural resources and the natural environments of our state.
The Georgia Master Timber Harvester program's objective is to foster improvement in the professionalism of wood producers as called for under the SFI Standards.
The Georgia Master Timber Harvester (GA-MTH) program is a voluntary logger education program offered by the Harley Langdale, Jr. Center for Forest Business at UGA and the Georgia Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Implementation Committee, in cooperation with the Georgia Forestry Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Department of Public Safety, and the Southeastern Wood Producers Association.
The Warnell School supports many outreach activities for those interested in learning about natural resources. We have educational opportunities for traditional K-12 teachers and students as well as those teaching and learning in nontraditional environments such as 4-H, FFA, home school groups and local nature centers.
Environmental Education Curricula including: Flying WILD, the Georgia Master Naturalist Program, the Leopold Education Project, Project Learning Tree, Project WET and Project WILD. These interdisciplinary programs can be used to teach subjects such as math, science, and language arts while using environmental concepts.
The herbicide workshop saved me hundreds of dollars in chemicals last year.
Thank you for providing the wildlife factsheets, I learned what to be afraid of and what was helpful to the environment.