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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.

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 Jack Johnston

    Tuesday, October 25th:  Stonewall Falls Birding Hike
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Jack Johnston
  • – with Dr. Martin Cipollini

    Saturday, November 12th: American Chestnut Outing
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Dr. Martin Cipollini
  • – with Dr. JP Schmidt

    Saturday, November 19th:  Murder Creek RNA Hike 
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Dr. JP Schmidt
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