About the Alabama Forestry Commission

Established as a state agency in 1924, the mission of the Alabama Forestry Commission is three-fold: to Protect the Forests from all harmful agents; to Service and Help Landowners to carry out responsible forest management on their property, using professional technical assistance so as to benefit themselves, their land and society; and to Educate the General Public about the value of our forests in insuring both a healthy economy and environment. We do this in the most efficient and cost effective way possible.

The Forestry Commission is governed by a seven member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Governor of Alabama.

Commissioner City Term Began Term Expires
Jerry Dwyer, Chairman Auburn, AL 2/20/2014 11/5/2018
Jane T. Russell, Vice Chair Lapine, AL 2/20/2014 11/5/2018
Stephen W. May III Sawyerville, AL 4/30/2015 11/5/2019
Kenneth Real Detroit, AL 3/15/2006 11/5/2015
Salem Saloom Brewton, AL 11/5/2011 11/5/2016
Jerry M. Smith Vernon, AL 3/15/2006 11/5/2015
Tommy Thompson Thomasville, AL 11/5/2011 11/5/2016

Greg Pate, State Forester
Dan Jackson, Assistant State Forester
Strategic Plan 2013-2016
 2013 AFC Customer Satisfaction Survey
2015 AFC Annual Report
Annual Report Archive
2014 2013 2012
2011 2010 2009
2008 2007 2006
2005 2004 2003
2002 2001 2000

Core Values

We share responsibility and ownership of our decisions and actions, and trust
one another in making shared decisions as a team through honest and open

We will provide the highest standards of quality in everything we do.

We insist on an organizational environment consistently based upon the highest
ethical standards.

We will show appreciation and high regard for our associates, partners and

Mission Statement

We will serve Alabama by protecting and sustaining our forest resources using professionally applied stewardship principles and education. We will ensure Alabama’s forests contribute to abundant timber and wildlife, clean air and water, and a healthy economy.

Vision Statement

Making Alabama better for people by ensuring healthy, productive forests for future generations.