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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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Join the Foothills Landscape Community Conversation

Join the Foothills Landscape Community Conversation

Plan to attend the upcoming Foothills Landscape Collaborative Workshop on January 31 & February 1, 2017 in Dahlonega, GA. In the fall of 2016, the Forest Service reached out to the public through a series of community conversations and an online forum to better understand how the public uses the Foothills Landscape in the Chattahoochee ...

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Fall Forest News

Fall Forest News

Click here to read our latest issue of Forest News. From the Director (p. 2); You May Be Able to Save on Taxes and Give the Money to ForestWatch! (p. 3); Jim Walker: District Leader and Tree Hugger (p. 4); Fightingtown Creek Update (p. 5); Changes to the Board (p. 6); Three Forks Mountain Treasure Adventure (p. ...

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Georgia’s Mountain Treasures: Cold Mountain

Georgia’s Mountain Treasures: Cold Mountain

by Jess Riddle : Forest Ecologist Farm fields and old rustic barns create a pleasant pastoral scene in Cherry Log, a small mountain community half way between Blue Ridge and Ellijay. Cold Mountain provides an unbroken green background to this scene. Out of view, beyond the mountain lies the Rich Mountain Wilderness Area. One doesn’t ...

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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

    February 7-8, 2017:  Evening Presentation and Winter Tree ID Hike at Len Foote Hike Inn
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Jess Riddle
  • – with Sue Harmon and Ken Cissna

    Saturday, February 4th: Wagon Train Trail Hike
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Sue Harmon and Ken Cissna
  • – with Dr. J.P. Schmidt

    Sunday, January 29th: Rock Creek Hike
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Dr. J.P. Schmidt
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