Year: 2020

Hikes

Documenting illegal trails with Cliff and Jess 1.05.21

Date: Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 Time: 10:00 – 3:00 PMLeader(s): Cliff Shaw and Jess RiddleLocation: Greasy Mountain Outing Description: Documenting illegal motor-vehicle trails. We will visit an area of the forest that has a network of unauthorized motor-vehicle trails. Our goals will be to document parts of the network that have not been mapped yet. 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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Advocacy
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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

Passed this August 2020, the Great American Outdoors Act provides funding for the Forest Service to “address deferred maintenance and other infrastructure projects on national forests and grasslands through 2025.” There are certainly plenty of infrastructure needs on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, and we support the general purpose of these funds. But, in taking a closer look, […]

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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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