Advocacy

Clean Mountain Streams Community Action Group

The streams of the southern Appalachians are a major recreation resource, are home to amazing species, and host some of the greatest diversity anywhere in the world. Georgia ForestWatch works to protect streams from sediment and herbicides during Forest Service timber projects, but streams are also threatened by ongoing issues/chronic sources of sediment.  Join us as […]

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Outings and Events

Documenting Locust Stake with Ben and Kathy

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021Time: 10 – 3pmLeader(s): Ben Cash (former District Leader) & Kathy Stege (board member)Location: closed Locust Stake ATV trails Outing Description: This is an educational and work outing about the ongoing erosion from the closed Locust Stake ATV trails, and resulting stream impact. Ben, with lots of other ForestWatchers, worked for […]

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Outings and Events

Bartram Trail Sandy Ford with Melanie 2.1.21

Date: Monday, February 1, 2021Time: 9:30 – 3 pmLeader(s): Melanie VickersLocation: Bartram Trail – Poole Creek Road to Sandy Ford Outing Description: Bartram Trail Reboot! Last January we challenged you to hike the entire length of the Bartram Trail in Georgia with Georgia ForestWatch in a series of hikes.  We completed the first leg and […]

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Hikes
Outings and Events

Hikes at Leah’s Lake 2.13.21

Valentine’s Weekend: Saturday, February 13, 2021Hike hosts will be Brooks Franklin, Lisa Ezzard and Marie Dunkle, and three hikes of three different distance and difficulty levels are offered, followed by chocolates, sweets, hot cocoa and/or hot mulled wine after the hikes outside the home of Brooks and Lisa near Rabun County GA/Otto, NC. The starting […]

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Hikes

Bad Roads with David and Jess 1.25.21

This Outing is a part of our Clean Mountain Streams Campaign. Learn more… and see our next Community Action Group HERE Flatlands Road with David and Jess 1.25.21 Date: Monday, January 25th, 2021Time: 10 – 4 pmLeader(s): David Govus and Jess RiddleLocation: Flatlands Road, Suches Outing Description: Road problems that are damaging streams. We will […]

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Hikes
Outings and Events

New Year’s Day Hikes

RESCHEDULED due to weather to: Saturday, February 13, 2021 Come celebrate the dawn of a new year with a New Year’s Day hike. What better way than a walk in the woods to cast away 2020 and welcome the promise of 2021? Hike hosts will be Brooks Franklin, Lisa Ezzard and Marie Dunkle, and three […]

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Outings and Events

Ivy Pull at Warwoman Dell with Melanie 1.22.21

Date: Friday, January 22nd, 2021Time: 10 am – 2 pm Leader(s): Melanie Vickers and Brent MartinPartners making it possible: Georgia-North Carolina Bartram Trail SocietyLocation: Warwoman Dell off Warwoman Road in Clayton, GA Outing Description: Help us eradicate the invasive English Ivy in Warwoman Dell. Meeting Place Directions: Parking area at end of the road at Warwomen Dell. […]

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Advocacy

Clean Mountain Streams Community Action Group

The streams of the southern Appalachians are a major recreation resource, are home to amazing species, and host some of the greatest diversity anywhere in the world. Georgia ForestWatch works to protect streams from sediment and herbicides during Forest Service timber projects, but streams are also threatened by ongoing issues/chronic sources of sediment.  Join us as […]

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Advocacy
Resources

FAQ: National Forests

Isn’t the National Forest already protected?  Yes and No.  The National Forest is managed under a multiple-use mandate that allows timber harvests, resource extraction, roadbuilding, and recreation, but does not allow private development such as homes or retail stores. While owned by the American public, it is nonetheless subject to being sold, leased, or traded, […]

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Advocacy

Comment on how the Forest Service spends millions

Location. Access roads within the Foothills Landscape are less likely to need major repairs compared to the higher elevations with steeper slopes and higher rainfall.  Need. When timber projects are approved, the cost of access roads are built into site specific planning and timber contracts. There are many problem roads better suited for this type […]

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