Georgia - Cooperative Weed Management Area

Georgia’s Cogongrass Efforts: Education, Detection and Eradication




Distribution in Georgia





Georgia Farm Bureau TV - Cogongrass Story


Memorandum of Understanding

Final Version - May 2008

Initial Partners

Georgia Forestry Commission
The Governor's Office
USDA APHIS Plant Protection & Quarantine
USDA Forest Service
The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, UGA
USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA – Farm Service Agency
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Georgia Department of Agriculture
Georgia Department of Transportation
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council
Georgia Forestry Association
Tall Timbers Research Center
Jones Ecological Center
Georgia Power Company
The Nature Conservancy
Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission
Georgia Wildlife Federation
The National Wild Turkey Federation
Quality Deer Management Association
Georgia Farm Bureau
Society of American Foresters - Georgia Chapter
The National Park Service


Agenda for Cermony - May 8, 2008

11:00 a.m. Welcome Dr. Lindsay Boring, Director, Jones Center
11:05 a.m. Regional/National Perspective Gary Smith, Invasive Plant Program Manager
USDA Forest Service, Washington
11:15 a.m. Alabama Perspective Gary Cole, Regional Forester
Alabama Forestry Commission
11:20 a.m. Cogongrass threat in Georgia James Johnson, Forest Health Coordinator
Georgia Forestry Commission
11:40 a.m. Collaborative Need Robert Farris, Interim Director
Georgia Forestry Commission
12:00 p.m. Signing Ceremony & Lunch  
1:00 p.m. Field Trip to look at Cogongrass (10 minute travel time)  
2:00 p.m. Return to the Jones Center  
2:30 p.m. Jones Center tour (optional) Dr. Lindsay Boring