Day: July 29, 2019

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How proposed rule changes threaten Georgia’s forests

By: Jess Riddle, Georgia ForestWatch Executive Director Perhaps the best way to understand the magnitude and gravity of the rule changes the Forest Service is proposing is to view them in the context of areas familiar to many Georgia ForestWatch members and volunteers.  We’ve talked about the Cooper Creek project many times because it is […]

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NEPA Talking Points

By Southern Environmental Law Center staff Basic information about the proposal: The Forest Service is proposing to eliminate public participation and science-based analysis for nearly every decision affecting national forests, from timber sales to road construction to pipeline rights of way. The Forest Service is required by law to take public comments on this proposal, […]

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Example Letter for a CRITICAL Current Issue

Letters to the Forest Service by Georgia ForestWatch members have improved many Forest Service projects and helped to preserve old-growth forests, keep streams clean, and protect recreation opportunities. Some people, though, may not write because they feel like they don’t know where to begin. We have copied here one ForestWatch member’s letter to the Forest Service about […]

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