Year: 2020

Hikes

Bad Roads with David and Jess 1.25.21

Photo by Cliff Shaw. This Outing is a part of our Clean Mountain Streams Campaign. 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 […]

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Resources

Avenza Mapping Basics

Avenza Mapping Basics: Collecting and sharing data GETTING A MAP Forest Service Topo maps. Click the area you wish to get a map from. Copy the link address for the “download PDF” option. Open Avenza App and import map using the URL map option. My maps > + icon > “Tap to enter a URL […]

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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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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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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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Outings and Events

Little Lake Russell with Charles 11.30.20

Date: Monday, November 30, 2020Time: 10 am – 2 pmLeader: Charles BrownLocation: Lake Russell WMA in Mt Airy Outing Description: Walk the lake loop at a leisurely pace.  We’ll hike the recent USFS trail reroute, then discuss it and their recreation budget over lunch.  The trail is relatively flat, but two of the bridges are out, […]

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Winter Solstice Hike on the Chattooga with Melanie 12.21.20

photo by Melanie Vickers Date: Monday, December 21, 2020Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pmLeader: Melanie Vickers, ForestWatch Board Member Location: Chattooga River Trail Outing Description: Celebrate the first day of winter with a hike along the Chattooga River Trail in a Georgia Mountain Treasure (Thrifts Ferry). This hike is an in-and-out. We’ll stop for lunch beside […]

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Ivy Pull at Warwoman Dell with Brent

RESCHEDULED!Date: Friday, December 11th, 2020Time: 10 am – 2 pm Leader(s): 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. The entrance is […]

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