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.
The Forestry Commission also assists with emergency responses following hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms and other natural disasters. Our employees help clear roads, transport people, equipment and supplies as needed across the state and help man the state’s emergency management centers across the state.
The Forestry Commission is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Governor of Alabama. Code of Alabama, Section 9-3-1
|Katrenia Kier, Chair
|Robert Turner, Vice Chair
|Jane T. Russell
|Jerry M. Dwyer
|Stephen W. May III
|Dr. Bill Sudduth
|Joseph H. Twardy
The next commission meeting will be held on April 11th in Huntsville at Alabama A&M School of Forestry.
513 Madison Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36130
Tentatively, Commission meetings for the remainder of 2019 are scheduled as follows:
Thursday, July 11
Thursday, October 10
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held at the State Office in Montgomery. For an official meeting notice and other announcements, please go to the Alabama Secretary of State’s web page Openmeetings.Alabama.Gov
The agency operates with 3 divisions, (Executive, Management & Protection) and the state is divided into four regions and 18 work units as designated on this Map. Our organizational chart can be found Here.
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.
We share responsibility and ownership of our decisions and actions, and trust
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 highest
We will show appreciation and high regard for our associates, partners and