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Governor praises corporate landowners
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Gov. Sonny Perdue recently recognized five major corporate forest landowners in Georgia for their good stewardship in land management and their outstanding practices benefiting the state’s wildlife.  Georgia Power, International Paper, MeadWestvaco, Temple-Inland and Plum Creek received awards for participating in the 2006 Forestry for Wildlife Partnership, a program administered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).  The Forestry for Wildlife Partnership (FWP) is a voluntary annual program that promotes blending wildlife conservation into corporate forestry practices and offers a variety of choices from which landowners can build a program compatible with their forest management objectives.         
“Private sector land management practices are a major part of our efforts to conserve Georgia’s natural resources.  To become a Forestry for Wildlife Partner, companies must consistently perform land management activities that benefit wildlife and exceed the current regulatory and industry certification standards,” said Gov. Perdue.
WRD recognizes Georgia Power, International Paper, MeadWestvaco, Temple-Inland and Plum Creek as Forestry for Wildlife Partners for the integration of wildlife conservation practices into their forest management programs.
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