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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.

Conservation groups call for improvements to proposed Cooper Creek timber sale

Conservation groups call for improvements to proposed Cooper Creek timber sale

Blairsville, GA—Conservation groups have raised concerns with the U.S. Forest Service’s latest proposal for an enormous timber sale in and around the Cooper Creek watershed, near the Cooper Creek recreation area in Union County, located in the Blue Ridge Ranger District of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Georgia ForestWatch, the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club ...

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Current Forest News

Current Forest News

Click here to read our latest issue of Forest News. From the Director (p. 2); Welcome New Members (p. 3); Upcoming Outings & Events (p. 3); Cooper Creek Watershed Project Draft Environmental Assessment Released (p. 4); Forest Plan Revisions: Opportunities & Challenges (p. 5); Around the Forest (p. 6); Chickamauga Creek Trail Hike with Forest ...

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Twenty years of struggle over Warwoman

Twenty years of struggle over Warwoman

by District Leader David Govus In 1995, the Forest Service announced a plan to essentially clear-cut nearly 1,000 acres in the steep upper Warwoman Creek Watershed in Rabun County. This plan was appealed by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) on behalf of the Chattooga Conservancy, The Wilderness Society, the Sierra Club and Georgia ForestWatch. ...

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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 Sue Harmon

    March 26th: Chattooga River Hike along the Bartram Trail
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Sue Harmon
  • – with the Georgia Botanical Society

    March 12th: Table Mountain Pine Hike from Grassy Gap to Yahoola Valley
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with the Georgia Botanical Society
  • – with Sue Harmon

    February 27th, 2016: Martins Creek Falls Hike
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Sue Harmon
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