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  • Monticello Glades Hike

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    on Saturday, April 21st

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  • Ramp Cove Wildflower & Big Trees  Hike

    with Jess Riddle

    on April 28th IS Full

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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.

Cooper Creek Update

Cooper Creek Update

By Jess Riddle : Forest Ecologist The original plans for the Cooper Creek Watershed Project issued in 2014 included a laundry list of serious problems: hundreds of acres of forest on extremely steep slopes were proposed for harvest; intense, near-clearcut harvests were planned in mature, diverse cove forests; one old-growth stand was slated for a ...

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Leadership Changes at Georgia ForestWatch

Leadership Changes at Georgia ForestWatch

By Mary Topa : Executive Director It is hard to believe that I have been at ForestWatch for almost six years. It seems like it was just yesterday that I packed up my house in Ohio, loaded my two Australian shepherds in the Passat wagon, and headed to beautiful north Georgia. Many of you know ...

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Winter Forest News

Winter Forest News

Click here to read our latest issue of Forest News. From the Director (p. 2) Georgia ForestWatch Welcomed Six New Board Members in Jan (p. 2) Appalachian Mountain Treasures Juried Photography Show (p. 3) Panther Creek and the Tugaloo Mosaic (p. 4) Foothills Landscape Project Comments (p. 5) Invasive Species Profile: Princess Tree (p. 8) ...

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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 Board Member, John Moeller

    Slow Hike – Wildflowers & Conasauga History
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Board Member, John Moeller
  • – with Dr. JP Schmidt

    Saturday, April 21st: Monticello Glades Hike
    For a complete listing of outings & events, click here.

    – with Dr. JP Schmidt
  • – with Jess Riddle

    Saturday, April 28th: Ramp Cove Wildflowers & Big Trees Hike
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Jess Riddle
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