Landowners Initiative for Forestry Education


The Landowners Initiative for Forestry Education (LIFE) program focuses on the overall goal of increasing outreach, awareness and technical assistance to minority and limited resource farmers/landowners in the areas of sustainable natural resource practices and effective estate planning including the incorporation of computer technology.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Identify minority and limited resource forest landowners and farmers in Georgia and create GIS database of minority and limited resource landowners.
  • Increase communications and outreach to limited resource farmers and landowners on current forest management and protection strategies.
  • Provide training, technical assistance and education to limited resource farmers and landowners on forest protection & management with an emphasis place on estate planning.

LIFE activities include the following:

  • Resource publications entitled “Small Landowners’ Estate Planning Guide” and “Forestry Resource Manual”
  • A statewide electronic GIS database
  • An educational outreach exhibit
  • “Managing Your Land for Profit” workshops
  • Instructional Training Clinics-wills and advance directives for healthcare for underserved landowners.

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