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May Mountain Madness!

LESSER KNOWN NATIONAL FOREST PEAKS CHALLENGE *Summit all three with us and receive a Membership! May 2022 Fridays @ 10 amLeader(s): Andrew Linker – Outreach Coordinator, Georgia ForestWatch Outing Overview: May 13th – Coosa Bald 4,280 ft.10th Highest Peak in GA May 20th – Wolfpen Ridge 4,561 ft. 5th Highest Peak in GA May 27th […]

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Murder Creek Research Area with JP 4.22.22

Date: Friday, April 22, 2022Time: 2 pm – 6 pmLeader(s): JP Schmidt, PhD, Odum School of Ecology, UGALocation: Murder Creek Research Natural Area (RNA) on the Oconee National Forest Outing Description: Explore bottom lands of the Murder Creek Research Natural Area (RNA) on the Oconee National Forest: “one of the few remaining relatively undisturbed bottomland hardwood […]

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Ramp Cove Wildflowers with Dan 4.8.22

Date: Friday, April 8, 2022Time: 9:30 am – 4 pmLeader(s): Dan RawlinsLocation: Ramp Cove, Towns County, GA Photo by Dan Rawlins Outing Description: Ramp Cove is the epitome of the numerous north-facing rich cove forests found along Kelly Ridge, one of “Georgia’s Mountain Treasures.” We should encounter a variety of the earliest of the spring ephemeral […]

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Wilderness Monitoring Training with SAWS 4.2.22

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022Time: 9 am – 4 pmLeader(s): Kristy Ealdwine (She/Her)Partners making it possible: SAWS (Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards)Location: Raven Cliffs Wilderness, Raven Cliffs Falls Trail Outing Description: Volunteer training! This training session with our partners at SAWS will equip you to begin monitoring Wilderness character with Georgia ForestWatch. You will learn how to […]

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Beetle Release at Dockery Lake with Stacie 4.9.22

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022Time: 10 am – 1 pmLeader(s): Stacie James, Program CoordinatorMaking it Possible: Environmental Leadership Center, University of North Georgia (UNG)Location: Dockery Lake Recreation Area, near Suches, GA Outing Description: Educational hike along the beautiful and easy strolling trail at Dockery Lake. We’ll learn about the history of the woolly adelgid, an invasive […]

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Lichens on Wolf Knob with Malcolm 3.27.22

Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022Time: 10 am – 2 pmLeader(s): Malcolm Hodges, Retired from The Nature ConservancyLocation: Wolf Knob, Chattahoochee National Forest, Rabun County Outing Description: Exploring the lichens of a montane forest. Meeting Place Directions: Along Patterson Gap Rd. at the trailhead to Wolf Knob: 34.97274, -83.47548. From US 23 in Dillard, drive west on Bettys […]

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Wells Viaduct at Locust Stake with David 3.11.22

Wells Viaduct at Locust Stake with David 3.11.22Date: Friday, March 11, 2022Time: 10 am – 3 pmLeader(s): David CarswellLocation: Wells Viaduct at Locust Stake near Toccoa, GA Outing Description: Four+ mile loop hike on decommissioned OHV trail. The trout lilies should be blooming, a recent logging operation should be visible along the way, as well as […]

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Ivy Pull at Warwoman Dell with Melanie 3.4.22

Date: Friday, March 4th, 2022Time: 10 am – 2 pm Leader(s): Melanie VickersLocation: Warwoman Dell off Warwoman Road in Clayton, GA Outing Description: Help us eradicate the invasive English Ivy in Warwoman Dell. This will be the last pull before spring wildflowers! Meeting Place Directions: Parking area at end of the road at Warwoman Dell. The entrance […]

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Raven Cliffs Falls Geology with Bill 3.3.22

Rock and water magic: geology hike to Raven Cliffs FallsDate: Thursday, March 3, 2022Time: 10 am – 4 pmLeader(s): Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of GeorgiaPartners making it possible: Roadside Geology of GeorgiaLocation: Raven Cliffs Wilderness, Raven Cliffs Falls Trail Outing Description: Raven Cliffs is a smooth rock face, more than 100 feet high. […]

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Wilderness Monitoring Training with SAWS 3.26.22

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022Time: 9 am – 4 pmLeader(s): Kristy Ealdwine (She/Her)Partners making it possible: SAWS (Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards)Location: Raven Cliffs Wilderness, Raven Cliffs Falls Trail Outing Description: Volunteer training! This training session with our partners at SAWS will equip you to begin monitoring Wilderness character with Georgia ForestWatch. You will learn how to […]

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