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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.

Thinking like a landscape

Thinking like a landscape

by Mary Topa : Executive Director On June 16th, the US Forest Service sponsored a day-long “Collaborative Learning Workshop – Building Community Capacity to Realize Shared Goals,” in Gainesville. The workshop was free to anyone who wanted to gain problem-solving and decision-making skills that could be applied to any collaborative activities at an organizational, government ...

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Summer Forest News

Summer 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); Around the Forest (p. 4); Flat Top Hike: History, Farms, Fire Towers, Frasers & Friends (p. 5); Georgia’s Mountain Treasures: Andrews Cove (p. 6); Southern Blue Ridge Fire Learning ...

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Georgia’s Mountain Treasures: Andrews Cove

Georgia’s Mountain Treasures: Andrews Cove

by Jess Riddle : Forest Ecologist From the South Carolina state line to just north of Helen, a simple crease runs straight across the otherwise rumpled and crumpled topography of north Georgia. Native Americans and early settlers found sections of the crease, called the Warwoman Shear, a convenient travel corridor. The Andrews Cove Trail still ...

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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 the US Forest Service

    Saturday, August 13th: Another chance to Swim with the Fishes – Conasauga Snorkeling
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with the US Forest Service
  • – with Jess Riddle

    Saturday, August 6th: Benton MacKaye Trail Hike
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Jess Riddle
  • – with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

    Friday, September 23rd: Medicinal Plants Hike
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Patricia Kyritsi Howell
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