Established as a state agency in 1924, the
mission of the
Alabama Forestry Commission
is three-fold: to Protect the Forests from
all harmful agents; to Service and Help
Landowners to carry out responsible forest
management on their property, using
professional technical assistance so as to
benefit themselves, their land and society;
and to Educate the General Public about the
value of our forests in insuring both a
healthy economy and environment. We do this
in the most efficient and cost effective way
The Forestry Commission is governed by a seven member Board of
Commissioners appointed by the Governor of Alabama.
|Jerry M. Dwyer, Chairman
|Jane T. Russell, Vice Chair
|Stephen W. May III
|Dr. Bill Sudduth
|Joseph H. Twardy
We share responsibility and ownership of our decisions and actions, and
one another in making shared decisions as a team through honest and open
We will provide the highest standards of quality in everything we do.
We insist on an organizational environment consistently based upon the
We will show appreciation and high regard for our associates, partners and
We will serve Alabama by protecting and
sustaining our forest resources using professionally applied stewardship
principles and education. We will ensure Alabama’s forests contribute to
abundant timber and wildlife, clean air and water, and a healthy economy.
Making Alabama better for people by ensuring
healthy, productive forests for future generations.