From the text...'A long-term study designed to gather information of fire danger and the occurrence of forest fires in Georgia was started in 1959. This work is being conducted by the Southern Forest Fire Laboratory, with the cooperation of the Georgia Forest Research Council and the Georgia Forestry Commission. The objectives of this study are (1) to build up an accurate record of forest fire and fire danger data for each of the 10 state fire protection districts and (2) to establish trends, rates of change, and other relationships between fire danger and selected items of fire business that may be useful in state fire control management. The Georgia Forestry Commission operates approximately 75 fire danger stations throughout the state. Additional stations are operated by the U. S. Forest Service and several private companies. From this network, 40 stations were originally selected on the basis of geographical location and excellence of operation to be the 'key' stations from which data used in the analyses would be drawn. Fire danger records this year were obtained from 38 fire danger stations (fig. 1). District data were obtained by averaging reports from four or more stations; some stations were used in two adjoining districts to assure representative coverage. The Georgia Forestry Commission operated 35 of these stations, and the U. S. Forest Service operated 3. Fire report data from state-protected lands only were used in this report.' By permission of The Georgia Forestry Commission.