Landowners Initiative for Forestry Education


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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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