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    Cooper Creek Watershed Project with

    SELC & GA Chapter of the Sierra Club

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  • Help Fight Invasive Species!

    Register for Invasive Species Workshop

     on June 21-22 in Dahlonega

    Cosponsored by GFW, UGA & UNG

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  • Summer Tree Identification Hike

    at Lake Winfield Scott & Sosebee Cove

    with Sue Harmon, Anne Hughes & Cliff Shaw

    Tuesday, June 26th

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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.

Inside the Spring Issue

Inside the Spring Issue

From the Director (p. 2) Welcome New Members (p. 3) Thank You Forest Guardians (p. 3) Patterson Gap–A Georgia’s Mountain Treasure (p. 4) Meet the New ForestWatch Board Members (p. 5) Around the Forest (p. 7) Forest Service Roads in the Chattahoochee National Forest (p. 8) Invasive Species Profile: Chinese Silvergrass (p. 10) Upcoming Outings ...

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Patterson Gap: A Georgia’s Mountain Treasure

Patterson Gap: A Georgia’s Mountain Treasure

by Jess Riddle : Forest Ecologist Standing in the middle of the Patterson Gap Mountain Treasure, Gulf Knob is one of the hardest places to get to in north Georgia. If you can sweet-talk your way through the private land at the bottom, you’ll have a trail-less climb with 1,200 feet of vertical ascent. Coming ...

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Forest Service Roads in the Chattahoochee National Forest

Forest Service Roads in the Chattahoochee National Forest

by David Govus : District Leader and Board Member This article continues an examination of Forest Service roads, their condition, current uses and future. As the article in the recent winter issue of Forest News noted, some important Forest Service system roads have deteriorated to the point that they are being used as off-road vehicle ...

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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, Anne Hughes & Cliff Shaw

    Tuesday, June 26:  Summer Tree ID Hike at Lake Winfield Scott and Sosebee Cove
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Sue Harmon, Anne Hughes & Cliff Shaw
  • – with GFW, UGA & UNG

    Thursday-Friday, June 21-22: Invasive Species Workshop
    For a complete listing of outings & events, click here.

    – with GFW, UGA & UNG
  • – with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

    Tuesday, July 3rd: Medicinal Plants Hike
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Patricia Kyritsi Howell
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