• Meet New ForestWatch

    Executive Director,

    Dr. Don Davis

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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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  • Naturalist’s Stroll on the Bartram Trail with Melanie Vickers & Sue Harmon

    on Wednesday, September 26th

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  • Join Us for the ForestWatch Fall Retreat

    on Saturday, October 6th

    at Vogel State Park

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Our Mission

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 (dog-friendly) Hike
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Dr. JP Schmidt
  • – with Melanie Vickers & Sue Harmon

    Wednesday, September 26th:  Naturalist’s Stroll on the Bartram Trail

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

    – with Melanie Vickers & Sue Harmon
  • – with Georgia ForestWatch

    Saturday, October 6th: Georgia ForestWatch Annual Retreat at Vogel State Park
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Georgia ForestWatch
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