About Us


Georgia ForestWatch

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Our Vision

Georgia ForestWatch envisions a future where people enjoy forests that have reached their majesty and where intact natural processes support healthy ecosystems and thriving biodiversity for all.

Our Staff

J.D. McCrary

J.D. McCrary

Executive Director

Maria Klouda

Maria Klouda

Communications Coordinator

Rachel Ness

Rachel Ness

Development Coordinator

Angela Butler-Hackett

Angela Butler-Hackett

Office Manager

Our History

37 Years of Watching Your Forest
Georgia ForestWatch 1986 – 2023

Georgia ForestWatch has a rich and deep history that has been compiled here in book form for the first time and from the work of several authors over several years.

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Our Mission

To preserve and protect our national forests.

Years Old

Georgia ForestWatch was newly birthed in August 1986.


Volunteers make our organization the best it can be.

Dollars Raised

All donations made directly impact our organization and the forests.

Acres Protected

We halt clear-cutting and preserve old-growth, among other things.

81 Crown Mountain Place
Building C, Suite 200
Dahlonega, GA 30533

(706) 867-0051