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ForestWatch Zoom 6.9.2020

Tuesday, June 9th at 10:00am Anne Heikkila and Sue Harmon invite you to join us for a Zoom Community Action Group Meeting.  All are welcome! Connect with other ForestWatchers to: Share what you value about our forests. Learn about the work of Georgia ForestWatch. Learn how you can translate your love of the forest into actions you […]

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ForestWatch Zoom Call 6.2.2020

Tuesday, June 2nd at 10:00am Anne Heikkila and Sue Harmon invite you to join us for a Zoom Community Action Group Meeting.  All are welcome! Connect with other ForestWatchers to: Share what you value about our forests. Learn about the work of Georgia ForestWatch. Learn how you can translate your love of the forest into […]

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Athens Community Action Group 5.01.2020

Zoom video call Friday May 1, 11:00-12:00 Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96849682798Meeting ID: 968 4968 2798Call-in number: 929-436-2866 (phone only, no visuals) Tired of sheltering in place? Miss being out in the forest during spring? So do we! Sue Harmon, Kathy Stege, and Marie Dunkle invite you to take a break and join our virtual ForestWatch […]

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Donor spotlight: Bob Kibler

by Brent Martin : Director for GA/NC Bartram Trail Society Dr. Robert F. Kibler, or Bob to his many friends, first became involved with Georgia Forestwatch thirty years ago. It was 1990, and he had just retired as Head of Neurology at Emory University. A lifelong hiker and lover of the outdoors, he was seeking […]

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Foothills Landscape Project update

by Jess Riddle : Executive Director On December 4th, the public filled every seat, and uniformed Forest Service staff lined the walls at the Clayton Foothills Landscape Project meeting. The Forest Service presented for half an hour about how wonderful the Foothills Collaboration has been and outlined challenges the agency is facing. They did not […]

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Book review

Reviewed by  :   Debra Mihalic Staples Eager is a densely written book that covers an astonishing amount of history and science concerning beavers, and it’s more entertaining than you might expect. Ben Goldfarb, an award- winning environmental journalist, employs a wry, often witty, writing style, evident in such chapter titles as “Dislodged, “Realm of the […]

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The biggest threat yet to our most important environmental law

By: Jess Riddle, Executive Director The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is putting our wildlife, water quality, backcountry solitude, and public health at risk. It’s doing that by proposing sweeping changes to rules for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that would reduce environmental review and opportunities for public involvement in government decision making. The […]

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Around the Forest

Jess Riddle, Executive Director Blue Ridge Ranger District In January, a tornado struck the Blue Ridge Ranger District, and it severely damaged trees across 60 acres near Highway 60 and the confluence of Cooper Creek and the Toccoa River.  The District has proposed salvage logging this white pine dominated area, which would involve removing fallen […]

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From the Director

By: Jess Riddle, Executive Director In public conflicts, the side that cares the most usually wins. Over the past few months, I have been amazed time and again by how much the Georgia ForestWatch community cares about our forests. ForestWatch volunteers have shown their dedication by wading through bureaucratic documents on the Foothills Landscape Project […]

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#usedontabuse

Spread the word! COVID-19 trail problems People flocking to our national forest lands for respite from Covid-19 has created new problems. Even though the Forest Service has closed most facilities, severe overcrowding of trails and improper waste disposal have caused serious hygiene and safety issues. If you do visit the national forest, please: Consider bringing […]

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