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
Salem Saloom, Chairman Brewton, AL 11/5/2011 11/5/2016
Tommy Thompson, Vice Chairman Thomasville, AL 11/5/2011 11/5/2016
Jerry Dwyer Auburn, AL 2/20/2014 11/5/2018
C. Irvin Eatman, Jr. Eutaw, AL 4/19/2011 11/5/2014
Kenneth Real Detroit, AL 3/15/2006 11/5/2015
Jane T. Russell Lapine, AL 2/20/2014 11/5/2018
Jerry M. Smith Vernon, AL 3/15/2006 11/5/2015

Greg Pate, State Forester
Dan Jackson, Assistant State Forester
- Strategic Plan 2013-2016
Commission Meeting Minutes

January15, 2014
October 15, 2013
May 22, 2013
January 10, 2013
October 30, 2012
April12, 2012
July 19, 2012
January 19, 2012
October 20, 2011
July 21, 2011
January 20, 2011
October 14, 2010
July 22, 2010
May 25, 2010
January 27, 2010
November 30 2009
October 6, 2009
August 20, 2009
July 23, 2009
April 23, 2009
January 23, 2009
November 10, 2008
July 10, 2008
April 17, 2008
January 10, 2008
- 2013 AFC Customer Satisfaction Survey
 - AFC 2013 Annual Report
Annual Report Archive
2012 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007
2006 2005 2004
2003 2002 2001
Attachments for minutes can be viewed
at State Headquarters.

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.