The public service and outreach program is supported by programming at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center located within the 3,200-acre Dorothy Warnell Research, Education and Demonstration Forest; The Thompson Mills Forest and State Arboretum located on 318 acres in the Piedmont of North Georgia; the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, a primarily web-based education / technical assistance program; and the Cohutta Fisheries Center, a 65-acre research and extension facility with 19 acres of ponds and two raceways used for fisheries research and outreach, located in Northwest Georgia.
In addition, the School manages more than 24,000 acres of forestland located throughout the state. The different properties represent many of the unique habitats found in Georgia, and support Warnell’s programs in outreach as well as teaching and research.
The Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, established in 1906, is the oldest program in the South that provides service and outreach programs in all aspects of forestry and forest management, water and soils resources, wildlife, fisheries, and natural resources recreation. Outreach activities include not only landowner assistance, short courses, workshops, field days, and continuing education; but also on-line classes, TV programming, publication of handbooks and manuals, and presentations at professional conferences.
For additional highlights and feature stories on Outreach and Research activities of the faculty, staff, and students at Warnell, please see the School's Annual Reports.