Georgia contains a great diversity of forest habitat. The Red Hills and the Albany plantation belts contain some of the best managed longleaf pine habitat in North America. It is an ecologically diverse habitat that when managed properly can provide significant return to the landowner. The coastal plain and central parts of the state provide a much different habitat dominated by slash and loblolly pines typically managed for investment and cash flow. Regardless of which of these diverse areas one may seek, these forests and timberland offer a wide variety of uses and enjoyment to the landowner and have shown themselves to be a great long-term investment.