State Forestry Association Launches Fair Forest Tax Campaign, Local Champions Needed

The Georgia Forestry Association recently launched the Fair Forest Tax grassroots engagement campaign in support of a monumental forestland tax legislation that will be considered on the November general election ballot. The Association is seeking grassroots champions and financial support to increase awareness of the amendment with Georgia voters. 

“We are very excited to launch this constitutional amendment campaign in support of more uniformity and fairness in forestland valuation for property tax purposes,” Andres Villegas, GFA President and CEO, said. “The opportunity to make changes like these in support of private forest landowners don’t come very often. We need a champion in all 159 counties to ensure this important legislation crosses the finish line.” 

More than 70 individuals have signed up as Fair Forest Tax grassroots champions to help spread the word in their local communities. In addition, several organizations, including the Georgia Agribusiness Council, Tall Timbers, Georgia SFI Implementation Committee and Georgia Tree Farm Program have announced that they will support the amendment. 

To find out more about the legislation, donate to the campaign or sign up as a grassroots champion, please visit our support page. If you have any questions, contact Tom Beyer at