Month: November 2020

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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Outings and Events

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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Outings and Events

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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Outings and Events

Permanent Forest Protection: Defined 11.17.20

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020Time: 3 pmLeader(s): Jill Gottesman and Hugh Irwin, Wilderness SocietyLocation: Zoom digital presentation View Slides here Protecting our forests is in our mission statement, but what does it actually mean? And how can it be permanent? Hugh Irwin and Jill Gottesman of The Wilderness Society will discuss various forms that national forest protection can take, […]

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