Advocacy

Clean Mountain Streams 5.7.21

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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Outings and Events

The Wurst Hike Ever with Maria 10.22.22

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022Time: 10:30 – 11:30 amLeader(s): Maria KloudaLocation: Lake Blue Ridge Recreation Area, Blue Ridge, GA Outing Description: The Wurst Hike Ever-Join us for an easy hike around the Lake Blue Ridge loop before we head over to Fanning Brewing Company for the Wurst Festival. In celebration of the fall season, we […]

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Outings and Events

Woody Gap with Andrew 9.24.22

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022Time: 10 – 2 pmLeader(s): Andrew LinkerLocation: Woody Gap, Suches, GA Outing Description: National Public Lands Day! A short hike to celebrate our beautiful national forests lands in Georgia. Spend a morning learning and monitoring one of the most visited Wilderness areas in North Georgia. We will be counting visitors using Wilderness […]

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Outings and Events

Wild Foods Walk at Warwoman Dell with Cara 8.12.22

Date: Friday, August 12, 2022Time: 9 – 12 pmLeader(s): Cara-Lee Langston, Founder and Program Director at Wildcraft KitchenMaking it possible: Wildcraft Kitchen Location: Warwoman Dell, Clayton, GA Outing Description: Learn about the wild edible foods of late summer as we explore the lush Warwoman Dell area of the Bartram Trail in search of paw paw, wood […]

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Outings and Events

Snorkel the Conasauga River 7.22.22

NOTE: Registration is closed. Date: Friday, July 22, 2022Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pmLeader(s): Travis McDonald, South Zone Fisheries BiologistMaking it possible: US Forest Service, Cherokee National ForestLocation: Blue Hole Snorkel, Conasauga River TN Outing Description: $25 / person. Ages 12 & Up. Wet suits, masks and snorkels will be provided along with instructions in their […]

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Outings and Events

Chattahoochee Watershed with Becca 6.17.22

Date: Friday, June 17, 2022Time: 9 – 12 pmLeader(s): Becca Risser, Headwaters Watershed Specialist, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Partners making it possible: Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Location: Raven Cliffs Trail, Raven Cliffs Wilderness Area, Helen, GA Outing Description: Join us for a walk in Dodd Creek–really, IN the creek–to learn more about the Chattahoochee Watershed and the other precious rivers […]

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ForestNews

Fire in the Forest – Part I of III

Georgia ForestWatch supports the use of prescribed fire that mimics natural (lightning) fire regimes, or that can effectively protect life and property. Georgia ForestWatch also supports allowing lightning-ignited fires to burn where they do not threaten life or property but does not support allowing other wildfires to burn. -GAFW Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.

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Outings and Events

Salamanders of Mill Creek with Dr. Todd 6.23.22

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022Time: 9 – 11 amLeader(s): Dr. Todd W. Pierson, Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal BiologyMaking it Possible: Kennesaw State UniversityLocation: Frady Branch, Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area, Chattahoochee National Forest Outing Description: Join us for a short stroll in the forest to look for salamanders! Come learn about […]

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Outings and Events

May Mountain Madness!

LESSER KNOWN NATIONAL FOREST PEAKS CHALLENGE *Summit all three with us and receive a Membership! May 2022 Fridays @ 10 amLeader(s): Andrew Linker – Outreach Coordinator, Georgia ForestWatch Outing Overview: May 13th – Coosa Bald 4,280 ft.10th Highest Peak in GA May 20th – Wolfpen Ridge 4,561 ft. 5th Highest Peak in GA May 27th […]

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Outings and Events

Murder Creek Research Area with JP 4.22.22

Date: Friday, April 22, 2022Time: 2 pm – 6 pmLeader(s): JP Schmidt, PhD, Odum School of Ecology, UGALocation: Murder Creek Research Natural Area (RNA) on the Oconee National Forest Outing Description: Explore bottom lands of the Murder Creek Research Natural Area (RNA) on the Oconee National Forest: “one of the few remaining relatively undisturbed bottomland hardwood […]

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Outings and Events

Ramp Cove Wildflowers with Dan 4.8.22

Date: Friday, April 8, 2022Time: 9:30 am – 4 pmLeader(s): Dan RawlinsLocation: Ramp Cove, Towns County, GA Photo by Dan Rawlins Outing Description: Ramp Cove is the epitome of the numerous north-facing rich cove forests found along Kelly Ridge, one of “Georgia’s Mountain Treasures.” We should encounter a variety of the earliest of the spring ephemeral […]

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