Member Agencies

The Southern Group of State Foresters (SGSF) is a non-profit organization consisting of State Foresters from across the South. We believe that strong, healthy forests are important to a stable economy in the South.

Our forests, which are predominately owned by private individuals and families, are rarely recognized for the many benefits they offer. They improve the landscape, clean air and water, enhance recreational activities, shelter wildlife, and provide a renewable resource that supports daily existence. State Foresters are available to assist you and answer your questions.

Alabama Forestry Commission
P.O. Box 302550
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2550
Telephone: 334.240.9304
State Forester: Rick Oates

Arkansas Forestry Commission
3821 West Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Telephone: 501.296.1941
State Forester: Joe Fox

Florida Forest Service
3125 Conner Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1650
Telephone: 850.488.4274
State Forester: Jim Karels

Georgia Forestry Commission
5645 Riggins Mill Road
Dry Branch, Georgia 31020
Telephone: 478.751.3480
State Forester: Chuck Williams

Kentucky Division of Forestry
627 Comanche Trail
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1798
Telephone: 502.564.4496
State Forester: James Wright

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P.O. Box 1628
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821
Telephone: 225.925.4500
State Forester: Wade Dubea

Mississippi Forestry Commission
660 North Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39202
Telephone: 601.359.2800
State Forester: Russell Bozeman

North Carolina Forest Service
1616 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1616
Telephone: 919.857.4801
Assistant Commissioner: Scott Bissette

Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture - Forestry Services
P.O. Box 528804
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73152-8804
Telephone: 405.522.6158
State Forester: Mark Goeller

Puerto Rico Department of Natural & Environmental Resources
P.O. Box 366147
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936
Telephone: 787.724.3647
State Forester: Alberto Mercado Vargas

South Carolina Forestry Commission
5500 Broad River Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29212
Telephone: 803.896.8800
State Forester: Scott Phillips

Tennessee Department of Agriculture - Division of Forestry
P.O. Box 40627
Melrose Station
Nashville, Tennessee 37204
Telephone: 615.837.5411
State Forester: David Arnold

Texas A&M Forest Service
200 Technology Way, Suite 1281
College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: 979.458.6600
State Forester: Tom Boggus

Virginia Department of Forestry
900 Natural Resources Drive, Suite 800
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Telephone: 434.977.6555
State Forester: Rob Farrell

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture
Estate Lower Love
Kings Hill, St. Croix USVI 00850
Telephone: St Croix: 340.778.0997/8
St Thomas: 340.774.5182
Vacant

USDA Forest Service - Southern Research Station
200 W.T. Weaver Blvd
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
Telephone: 828.257.4832
Director: Robert Doudrick

USDA Forest Service - Region 8
1720 Peachtree Road N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30367-9102
Telephone: 404.347.4177
Regional Forester: Ken Arney

USDA Forest Service - International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Magaly Figueroa
1201 Calle Ceiba
San Rios, Puerto Rico 00926-1119
Telephone: 787.766.5335
Director: Ariel E. Lugo

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