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2021 GPFC Annual Meeting

State-wide Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 30

The Georgia Prescribed Fire Council invites you to attend our 2021 Statewide Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 30th. This year's event will be virtual and there is no cost to participate. All are welcome — this meeting has something to offer no matter where you are! 

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Agenda for 2021 GPFC Annual Meeting

  • 10:00 - Welcome and Meeting Overview, Kevin Hiers
  • 10:15 - A GFC Strategic Vision for Fire in Georgia: Address from the Director, Tim Lowrimore
  • 10:25 - 2021 Prescribed Fire Activity and New Online Permitting, Ken Parker
  • 10:40 - Air Quality and Smoke Impacts 2021, Dr. Jim Boylan
  • 11:00 - Smoke Management Guide for Southeastern Landowners, Jennifer Fawcett & Holly Campbell
  • 11:20 - Prescribed Fire: A Promising Tool for Reducing the Risk of Tick-borne Diseases, Dr. Liz Gleim
  • 12:00 - Lunch Break
  • 12:50 - Drip Torch Giveaways and Polls
  • 1:00 - The Most Frequent Historical Fire Regime Measured? 500 Years of Fire Scars, Dr. Mike Stambaugh
  • 1:40 - Implications of 21st Century Climate Change for Prescribed Burning in the Southeast, Dr. John Kupfer
  • 2:05 - Burning for Bobwhites: A Look at Prescribed Burning on Osceola and Tallokas Plantations, Robbie Green
  • 2:35 - Hurricane Michael Follow-up: Fire and Reforestation, GFC
  • 2:55 - Closing Remarks, Kevin Hiers & Mike Davis

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Continuing Education

Continuing Forestry Education credits (3.5 hours) and Master Timber Harvester credits (3.0 hours) will be available to those attending the entire meeting.

To receive credits:

  • Include your license number(s) during registration
  • You will receive a confirmation email with a link unique to you.  Use that link to attend the meeting.  If you do not use your unique link, there is no way to verify your attendance.
  • Attend the meeting in its entirety

If the above steps were taken, you will automatically receive continuing education credits. If you do not receive your certificate one week post-meeting, contact


Field Trips

To promote fellowship and further engagement, GPFC partners will be offering in-person outdoor experiences! To take place the week of our Annual Meeting, check out the offerings below and RSVP to the corresponding contact.

Altama WMA, Wednesday Sept 29
RSVP: Garrett Anderson, 

Sheffield WMA, Tuesday Sept 28
RSVP: Nathan Klaus,

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA, Monday Sept 27
RSVP: RT Lumpkin,

Panola Mountain State Park, Tuesday Sept 28
RSVP: Phil Delestrez,  

Tallulah Gorge State Park, Friday Oct 1
RSVP: Eric Duncan,

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday Sept 29
RSVP: Carl Schmidt, 


Recordings from the 2021 GPFC Meeting for North Georgia

Recordings from the 2020 State-Wide GPFC Meeting

Recordings from the 2020 GPFC Meeting for North Georgia