Day: June 4, 2021

ForestNews

Interview with Ed Hunter Chattahoochee Oconee National Forest Forest Supervisor

By Marie Dunkle In January 2013 when I first interviewed Ed Hunter for this newsletter, he was fairly new as the U. S. Forest Service (USFS) Chattooga River District Ranger, and I was still in learning mode as the Georgia ForestWatch (GAFW) Chattooga River District Leader.  We sat near Stonewall Falls, and I learned that […]

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ForestNews

Around the Forest – spring 2021

Around the Forest : By Jess Riddle, Executive Director National Lawsuits:  Several environmental organizations brought suit against the Council of Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) new National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, which reduce government accountability and place new constraints on environmental reviews.  The merits of that case were recently presented in court.  Encouragingly, the Biden administration […]

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ForestNews

The Foothills Landscape Project Evolves

By: Jess Riddle, Executive Director After a hiatus of more than a year, rounds of public meetings in April announced major changes to the Foothills Landscape Project. Spread across half the width of Georgia, the Foothills Landscape Project could result in intensive logging of mature forests, include herbicide application on a scale never before seen, […]

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Advocacy
Outings and Events

Workday! Sediment survey with Jess 6.18.21

Date: Friday, June 18, 2021Time: 10-5pmLeader(s): Jess Riddle, GAFW Executive DirectorLocation: Cashes Valley Road, Gilmer County Outing Description: Fightingtown Creek springs out of the Mountain Roadless Area, and before emptying into the Ocoee River, grows into a large stream enjoyed by paddlers and tubers.  Along the way, it supports diverse aquatic life and flows through mature […]

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