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  • National Trails Day at Vogel State Park

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     Saturday, June 4th, 2016

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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.

Current Forest News

Current 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); Changes to the Georgia ForestWatch Board of Directors (p. 5); ForestWatch Successes in 2015 (p. 6); Membership Matters (p. 8); Learning About Fire (p. ...

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The Oconee District – A Piedmont conservation success story that could be even better

The Oconee District – A Piedmont conservation success story that could be even better

by John Paul Schmidt : District Leader The 115,000-acre Oconee National Forest is the only Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests ranger district located entirely in Georgia’s Piedmont region. As Paul Sutter notes in his 2015 book Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies: Providence Canyon and the Soils of the South, Piedmont national forest lands, unlike those in ...

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Conservation groups call for improvements to proposed Cooper Creek timber sale

Conservation groups call for improvements to proposed Cooper Creek timber sale

Blairsville, GA—Conservation groups have raised concerns with the U.S. Forest Service’s latest proposal for an enormous timber sale in and around the Cooper Creek watershed, near the Cooper Creek recreation area in Union County, located in the Blue Ridge Ranger District of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Georgia ForestWatch, the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club ...

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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 Brenda Smith

    Saturday, July 9th: Artist Hike on the Coleman River Trail
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Brenda Smith
  • – with Brenda Smith

    Saturday, June 18th: Gourmet Picnic Hike on the Chattooga River
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with Brenda Smith
  • – with the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club

    Saturday, June 4th: National Trails Day at Vogel State Park
    For a complete list of outings & events, click here.

    – with the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
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