Month: September 2021

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Outings and Events

2021 Fall Retreat

Our Annual Fall Retreat is happening in person! We’ll gather Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at the open air Large Day Use Shelter at Lake Winfield Scott.  Rain or shine!  Proof of vaccination required.   Please note:  This is a venue change from previous years and from the initial plans that were mentioned in the sponsor letter.  […]

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Hikes
Outings and Events

Blood Mtn Pollinator Hike with Irenee 9.24.21

Photos by Irenee Payne Date: Friday, September 24, 2021Time: 9:00 – 3 pmLeader(s): Irenee Payne, Pollinator CoordinatorPartners making it possible: Georgia Association of Conservation DistrictsLocation: Blood Mountain Outing Description:Observe and learn about pollinator activity in southeastern forests in late summer and fall! Meeting Place Directions:Byron Herbert Reece Trailhead Parking. If driving north on Hwy 19 from Cleveland/Dahlonega, GA, drive […]

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Issues
Successes

Cooper Creek Settlement

September 2021. A recent settlement brought to an end a lawsuit filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of Georgia ForestWatch and the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club concerning controversial timber cutting plans in the Cooper Creek project. The lawsuit was filed in the spring of 2019. (Georgia ForestWatch, et. al. v. […]

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ForestNews

Around the Forest – Summer 2021

Around the Forest : By Jess Riddle ForestwideFoothills Landscape Project:  The Forest Service (FS) took the highly unusual step of issuing a revised Environmental Assessment for the 157,000-acre Foothills Landscape Project.  The project’s original review in late 2019 prompted over 2,000 public comments, mostly asking for change.   In response to that outpouring of concern and […]

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