• Mount Yonah Hike

    with Ted Doll

    on Sunday, November 4

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  • ForestWatch Files Objection to

    Cooper Creek Watershed Project with

    SELC & GA Chapter of the Sierra Club

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  • Georgia ForestWatch: Committed to Protecting Our National Forests

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  • Rich Slopes near Monticello Glades (dog-friendly) Hike with Dr. JP Schmidt

    on Saturday, October 20th

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  • Stonewall Falls (dog-friendly) Hike

    on Saturday, October 20th with Marie Dunkle

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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.

Johns Mountain: A Georgia Mountain Treasure

Johns Mountain: A Georgia Mountain Treasure

by Jess Riddle : Forest Ecologist This article is part of a recurring series on Georgia’s Mountain Treasures. Mountain treasures are some of the last large wild places in Georgia. But they don’t have permanent protection from road building, logging, and other extractive resource use. We’ve surveyed them to learn more about their special plants, ...

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Georgia ForestWatch Welcomes a New Executive Director

Georgia ForestWatch Welcomes a New Executive Director

by Robin Hitner: Outgoing Board President You may remember that our Executive Director Mary Topa announced her retirement in the Winter 2018 issue of Forest News. Fortunately for Georgia ForestWatch, she graciously decided to stay on until the Board found a replacement for her. We are now happy to announce a new Executive Director. Donald ...

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Summer Forest News

Summer Forest News

Georgia ForestWatch Welcomes a New Executive Director (p. 2) Georgia ForestWatch Retreat (p. 3) Around the Forest (p. 4) Johns Mountain: A Georgia Mountain Treasure (p. 6) Update on Sumac Creek Project (p. 7) Little Cedar Mountain and Canada Creek (p. 8) Welcome New Members (p. 10) Invasive Species Profile: Japanese Knotweed (p. 11) Click ...

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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 Dr. JP Schmidt

    Saturday, October 20th:  Rich Slopes near Monticello Glades (dog-friendly) Hike
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Dr. JP Schmidt
  • – with Marie Dunkle

    Saturday, October 20th:  Stonewall Falls (dog-friendly) Hike

    For a complete listing of outings & events, click here.

    – with Marie Dunkle
  • – with Ted Doll

    Sunday, November 4th: Mount Yonah Hike
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Ted Doll
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