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Life of a Forest Service Project

Learn more about how the Forest Service plans, reviews, and implements “vegetation management” projects and how ForestWatch combines boots-on-the-ground monitoring with collaboration to positively impact project outcomes.  3-4pm Friday August 28, 2020 Presentation by Jess RiddleJOIN US for this ONLINE EVENT and virtual Happy Hour afterwards! Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.

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Broad River Trail with Kathy 8.7.20

Date: Friday, August 7, 2020Time: 10 am – 3 pmLeader(s): Kathy StegeLocation: Broad River Trail Outing Description: We’ll be taking in about ½ of the Broad River Trail on an in-and-out hike through the Middle Fork Broad River Mountain Treasure, one of the most pristine sections of the Piedmont in Georgia, and an area that was […]

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Athens Community with Kathy and Marie 8.19.20

Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020Time: 9 – 11 amLeader(s): Kathy Stege and Marie DunkleLocation: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens Description: Join board member and Athens area advocacy group leader Kathy Stege, and outgoing president Marie Dunkle for our first ForestWatch Athens group in-person meeting. Marie, who leads Rabun County area advocacy group, will share how they […]

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Journey into a Mountain Treasure

A New Member Perspective By: Steve Dawdy The edge of a National Forest is an interesting place. A border, it seems, between familiarity and mystery, between human frailty and nature’s power. A desolate country road and a lonely cabin to one side were oddly reassuring, while to our back an immense stand of green giants […]

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Book review

Reviewed by:  Sylwester Ratowt On September 14, 1869, approximately 25,000 onlookers gathered in New York’s Central Park to celebrate the centennial of Alexander von Humboldt’s birth. The scene was repeated all over the Americas and Europe. Humboldt was the most preeminent scientist of his time and has been described by his contemporaries as second in fame […]

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Threats to the landscape

10 a.m. Friday, July 31Executive Director Jess Riddle presented on Threats to the Landscape: climate change, invasives, urbanization, and resource extraction.

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Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan

Updates: 06.29.2020 public comment deadline02.14.2020 Nantahala and Pisgah Proposed Forest Plan published With a comment deadline of Monday, June 29th, the revised Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan is important for two major reasons: It will determine the path of one million acres of forest and streams and the species and towns that depend on them.  The Forest […]

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Southern Appalachian ecosystems

10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23 View in Calendar Executive Director Jess Riddle and Cliff Shaw presented on vulnerable habitats and old-growth forests within our Southern Appalachian ecosystem. WHO: Executive Director Jess Riddle and Cliff ShawHOW: This live Zoom event has past. Check back for recorded segments below. Facebook event

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

WHAT: 6th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival hosted by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper During the film festival, Georgia ForestWatch will be premiering a short film on Rabun County Georgia Mountain Treasures! WHEN: Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. All ticket holders will be sent a link where they can access the recorded […]

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The Georgia Enviro Show

If you want some timely, live videos focused on the environmental issues specifically facing Georgia, check out the new Georgia Enviro Show. A weekly series of shows produced by Georgia environmental organizations and hosted by the Dogwood Alliance, the show will focus on forest, climate change, and environmental justice issues. Georgia ForestWatch’s interactive episode will […]

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