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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

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Foothills Collaboration

Foothills Collaboration

by Jim Walker & David Govus : District Leaders For those of us who have participated in the Foothills Landscape Community Collaboration, it has been a long road, and the process at times seems interminable. It began with a Collaborative Learning Workshop in June 2016, followed by Community Conversations in five different locations in October ...

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The Chattooga River Watershed: A Georgia’s Mountain Treasure

The Chattooga River Watershed: A Georgia’s Mountain Treasure

by Jess Riddle : Forest Ecologist High on Whiteside Mountain near Highlands, North Carolina, the Chattooga River bubbles out of a ridge. One of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southeast, the Chattooga now flows to the Atlantic Ocean, but once flowed to the Gulf of Mexico. In the foothills of the Appalachians, the Savannah ...

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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); ForestWatch Retreat (p.2); Invasive Species Profile: Japanese Meadowsweet (p. 3); Supporting the Work of Georgia ForestWatch (p. 4); In the Valley of the Giants (p. 5); Foothills Collaboration (p. 6); The Chattooga River Watershed: A Georgia’s Mountain Treasure (p. 10); ...

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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 Jess Riddle & Dr. Tom Hennigan

    Saturday, December 9th:  Smithgall Woods Hike
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Jess Riddle & Dr. Tom Hennigan
  • with Dr. J.P. Schmidt

    Sunday, November 19th: Burgess Mountain Hike
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    with Dr. J.P. Schmidt
  • – with Leslie Edwards & Bill Witherspoon

    Saturday, November 4th: Geology and Natural Community Walk to Zahnd Tract
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Leslie Edwards & Bill Witherspoon
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