Warnell Outreach Facilities
Cohutta Fisheries Center is a 65-acre research and extension facility located in Northwest Georgia. The facility operates 36 ponds and 5 raceways with various demonstration and research projects including experimental koi breeding, pond production of channel catfish, and recirculating sturgeon aquaculture.
The Dorothy Warnell Research, Education and Demonstration Forest consists of 3,252 acres located in the lower coastal plain of southeast Georgia. The forest is compromised of natural hardwood bay, pine bay, upland pine hardwood and mixed pine. Located on the forest is the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center that is used by WSFR to educate students and adults about forest ecosystems and sustainable forest management.
The Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center, located in southeast Georgia, is comprised of an indoor classroom, catering kitchen, exhibit area, and interpretive hiking trails. They offer a wide variety of educational programs that incorporate activities from nationally acclaimed outdoor education programs, perfect for elementary and middle school students, as well as Boy and Girl Scout troops.
Oconee Forest Park is a 60 acre natural area on the University of Georgia
campus in Athens, Georgia. Oconee Forest Park provides recreation, teaching,
and research opportunities for the University community while preserving
its 100-year-old forest.
In 1980, Lenox Thompson Thornton donated 318 rolling Piedmont acres to
the University of Georgia for its establishment. Thompson Mills Forest
was designated in 1991 as the State's official arboretum.