Georgia - Cooperative Weed Management Area

Georgia’s Cogongrass Efforts: Education, Detection and Eradication

Georgia Farm Bureau TV – Cogongrass Story

Memorandum of Understanding

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.WelcomeDr. Lindsay Boring, Director, Jones Center
11:05 a.m.Regional/National PerspectiveGary Smith, Invasive Plant Program Manager
USDA Forest Service, Washington
11:15 a.m.Alabama PerspectiveGary Cole, Regional Forester
Alabama Forestry Commission
11:20 a.m.Cogongrass threat in GeorgiaJames Johnson, Forest Health Coordinator
Georgia Forestry Commission
11:40 a.m.Collaborative NeedRobert 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