About The Board

The Georgia General Assembly created the Georgia State Board of Registration for Foresters in 1951 to protect public health, safety, and welfare by regulating those who engage in the practice of professional forestry. The Board has the authority to adopt rules, set standards for licensure, adopt mandatory standards of professional conduct, and investigate and discipline unauthorized, negligent, or incompetent practice. The Board is comprised of six members appointed by the Governor: five registered foresters and one member appointed from the public at large. All members are appointed for terms of five years.

Board Members

Wade Hall,  Chairperson

Grant Harvey, Vice Chairperson

Brian Stone

Jesse Johnson

John Godbee

Jim Langdale, Consumer Member


Executive Director

Laurie Elander


Board Meetings

More information on Board Meetings and Events can be found on the Foresters Board Events page.