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Our mission is to promote sustainable management that leads to naturally diverse and healthy forests and watersheds within the more than 867,510 acres of national forest lands in Georgia; to engage and educate the public to join in this effort; and to promote preservation of this legacy for future generations.

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ForestWatch NEWS

The latest information about your forests.

Join the Foothills Landscape Community Conversation

Join the Foothills Landscape Community Conversation

by Mary Topa : Executive Director This fall, the Forest Service reached out to the public through a series of community conversations and an online forum to better understand how the public uses the Foothills Landscape in the Chattahoochee National Forest. The 143,419 acres that make up this landscape mark the area where the mountains ...

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Fall Forest News

Fall Forest News

Click here to read our latest issue of Forest News. From the Director (p. 2); You May Be Able to Save on Taxes and Give the Money to ForestWatch! (p. 3); Jim Walker: District Leader and Tree Hugger (p. 4); Fightingtown Creek Update (p. 5); Changes to the Board (p. 6); Three Forks Mountain Treasure Adventure (p. ...

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Georgia’s Mountain Treasures: Cold Mountain

Georgia’s Mountain Treasures: Cold Mountain

by Jess Riddle : Forest Ecologist Farm fields and old rustic barns create a pleasant pastoral scene in Cherry Log, a small mountain community half way between Blue Ridge and Ellijay. Cold Mountain provides an unbroken green background to this scene. Out of view, beyond the mountain lies the Rich Mountain Wilderness Area. One doesn’t ...

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Outings & Events

Join us on an outing and experience the special places, trails, local flora, birdsong and sweet perfume of these southern Appalachian foothills....

Below are some upcoming opportunities to join us:

  • – with Jess Riddle

    February 7-8, 2017:  Evening Presentation and Winter Tree ID Hike at Len Foote Hike Inn
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Jess Riddle
  • – with Dr. Bruce O’Connor

    Saturday, December 10th: Geology Hike at Black Rock Mountain State Park
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Dr. Bruce O’Connor
  • – with District Leader Marie Dunkle

    Sunday, January 1st:  Rabun Bald New Year’s Day Hike 
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with District Leader Marie Dunkle
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