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Amendment one encourages woodlands

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

October 27, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia voters will also decide whether to conserve forests through a tax reduction program. Amendment one would allow any land owner with more than 200 acres of forest land to be taxed on the current use of that land.

Currently those land owners are taxed on the highest and best value of that property to encourage development. With Georgia growing quickly, this would make it more affordable for land owners who wish to keep their property in forestry.

"Forest land provides lots of benefits to all of Georgia: clean water, recreational benefits, homes for wildlife and just increases the quality of life," said Forester Chuck Norvell.

Seventy percent of state's forestry is owned by private land owners. If more than three percent of a county's tax digest is affected; the state would make up the difference.

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