University of Georgia

Managing our forests for the future

Photography By Andrew Davis Tucker
University of Georgia researcher Puneet Dwivedi
Georgia’s forest industry faces a number of issues, according to Puneet Dwivedi, associate professor of forest sustainability. They include the changing climate, finding cost-effective ways to help family landowners certify forests, building markets for mass timber buildings and carbon sequestration, and engaging a variety of populations like female forestland owners, youth, and minority and underserved communities.