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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.

Fire and no rain

Fire and no rain

by Jess Riddle : Forest Ecologist In northern Georgia this past fall, fires were never far from mind. Some days the reminder was the subtle hint of smoke in the air when you opened your door in the morning. Other days it was a thick pall of smoke that dulled the sun and chased people ...

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Kelly Ridge Roadless Area

Kelly Ridge Roadless Area

by Jess Riddle : Forest Ecologist Each spring, wildflowers erupt in profusion from the spongy floor of Ramp Cove – trilliums, violets, Dutchman’s breeches. And each spring, groups of a half dozen or more hikers trek up into the cove. They follow a path maintained by nothing more than the footsteps of those that came ...

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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); Changes to the board (p. 3); Kelly Ridge Roadless Area (p. 4); Rock Mountain fire, 11/09-12/05/2016 (p. 5); Book Review – Nature’s Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests (p. 6); Law enforcement and the forest  (p. 7); Fire and no rain (p. 8) 2016 ...

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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 Forest Ecologist Jess Riddle

    May 20th:  Post-burn & Wildflower Hike at Chestnut Lead Trail
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Forest Ecologist Jess Riddle
  • – Join Us in Celebrating Forests

    Saturday, April 29th: Wild & Woolly Forest Festival
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – Join Us in Celebrating Forests
  • – with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

    Tuesday, May 9th: Wildflower and Herbal Walk at Hambidge
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Patricia Kyritsi Howell
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