Georgia Forestry Association supports forest land conservation amendment

The Georgia Forestry Association is pleading for voters to vote yes on amendment three.

The amendment supports a change of legislature in the formula used to calculate the tax on forest land conservation.

It would also establish a percentage of local grant funding that can be used by the state for administration.

Andres Villegas, President of Georgia Forestry Association says this will also address how forest land is taxed in the state.

“According to the Georgia Department of Audits about 2/3 of Georgia’s counties are inaccurately assessing the value of timberland and that’s something that we really need to fix,” said Villegas.

Villegas said this bill is also about making the land sustainable for years to come.

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