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Continuing Education at the Warnell School

Forestry for Non-Foresters

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

Date: Oct 10, 2022 08:00 AM to Oct 11, 2022 05:00 PM


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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. The 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 course 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.

Location and Equipment Required
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 repellent, and a water bottle.

Dr. Kris Irwin has been a member of UGA’s Warnell School faculty since 1996 and is the Associate Dean for Outreach. He 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 has received recognition for outstanding teaching from Project Learning Tree, an international environmental education curriculum, and the UGA Office of Service-Learning. He teaches a required course (Natural Resource Management for Teachers) for UGA students enrolled in the Agricultural Education Program.

Please notify James Johnson at 706-308-6396 by September 26, 2022 if you need to cancel  your registration for this course.


The last day for early registration is 09/26/2022


Early registration cost.....................................................................$350.00

After 09/26/2022, Registration

Regular registration cost......................................................................$400.00

Continuing Education Credits

12.5 MTH Category B Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hours - (approved)

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If you have more questions or would like to register over the phone, please contact Ingvar Elle at 706-583-0566 or

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