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Continuing Education at the Warnell School

Forestry for Non-Foresters Parts 1 and 2

Flinchum's Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road, Athens, GA

Date: Oct 20, 2015 08:00 AM to Oct 22, 2015 03:30 PM

Registration for this course is closed - the course is full. To be put on a waiting list please email Ingvar Elle at


Brochure with optional mail-in registration form


About the Courses

The field of forestry is often described as a mix of science and art. Blending the needs of landowners, industry and society with the characteristics and potential of the land is a complex endeavor. The history of forestry in the Southeastern United States is rich and exciting, and has led to one of the most ecologically diverse and economically important regions in the country. These two courses will provide an introduction to forest management concepts, practices and relevant issues.

Who Will Benefit?

Anyone with an interest in forestry and forest management is invited to participate. The courses will be especially useful for landowners and those who work with foresters and the forest industry such as forestry agencies, associations, forestry investment firms, real estate investment trusts and banking institutions with forest investments. Others who will benefit include GIS professionals, administrative support personnel, teachers and non-formal educators, attorneys, accountants, and media professionals.


The courses will be held at the Flinchum’s Phoenix building, 650 Phoenix Road, located in the  Whitehall Forest of Athens, Georgia. Whitehall Forest is a 740-acre research forest owned by the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources.  Flinchum’s Phoenix is a 5000 sq. ft. meeting facility located on a bluff along the Oconee River.


Part of the course experience is situated outside, therefore it is recommended that you bring sturdy shoes, hat, sun screen, insect repellant, and a water bottle.


Dr. Bill Hubbard has been a faculty member of UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences since 1993, and serves 13 state universities and the USDA Forest Service as a coordinator of regional programs and projects. Bill has 21 years of experience working with landowners and natural resource professionals on forestry-related educational programs. He also has taught several forest economics and forest management courses at the University of Florida. He served as regional coordinator of the "Master Tree Farmer/Master Wildlifer" satellite short course programs for landowners and professionals.

Dr. Kris Irwin has been a member of UGA’s Warnell School since 1996, and has a wealth of experience in the area of education outreach such as U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, community forester in Nebraska, and technology transfer specialist with the USDA Forest Service National Agroforestry Center. Kris has developed and taught summer courses for K-12 classroom teachers and has written a national technical forestry guide for agricultural education. He received national recognition for his service with Project Learning Tree, an international environmental education curriculum. He teaches a required course (Natural Resource Management for Teachers) for UGA students enrolled in the Agricultural Education Program.
A block of rooms will has been set aside at the Holiday Inn Express
(706-546-8122) at 513 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30601  for the nights of October 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2015 for attendees of Forestry for Non-Foresters Part 1 and 2. The room rate for attendees is $92.00 plus 14% percent sales tax. Please give the event code "FNF" when making a reservation.
For a map and directions to Flinchum’s Phoenix type in “650 Phoenix Drive  Athens, GA” in the “Get Directions” field at .
Special Needs
If you require special services or dietary considerations, contact Ingvar Elle at 706-583-0566 or e-mail him at by October 6, 2015.

Continuing Education Credits

  • 7.5 Continuing Logger Education Hours (CLE) – Environmental for Part 1 (approved)
  • 12.5 Continuing Logger Education Hours (CLE) for Part 2: 11 in Environmental and 1.5 in Business Management (approved)

Course Instructor(s)

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If you have any questions please contact James T. Johnson at 706-308-6396 or

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