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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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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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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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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Wilderness Monitoring Training with SAWS 4.2.22

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022Time: 9 am – 4 pmLeader(s): Kristy Ealdwine (She/Her)Partners making it possible: SAWS (Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards)Location: Raven Cliffs Wilderness, Raven Cliffs Falls Trail Outing Description: Volunteer training! This training session with our partners at SAWS will equip you to begin monitoring Wilderness character with Georgia ForestWatch. You will learn how to […]

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Beetle Release at Dockery Lake with Stacie 4.9.22

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022Time: 10 am – 1 pmLeader(s): Stacie James, Program CoordinatorMaking it Possible: Environmental Leadership Center, University of North Georgia (UNG)Location: Dockery Lake Recreation Area, near Suches, GA Outing Description: Educational hike along the beautiful and easy strolling trail at Dockery Lake. We’ll learn about the history of the woolly adelgid, an invasive […]

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Lichens on Wolf Knob with Malcolm 3.27.22

Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022Time: 10 am – 2 pmLeader(s): Malcolm Hodges, Retired from The Nature ConservancyLocation: Wolf Knob, Chattahoochee National Forest, Rabun County Outing Description: Exploring the lichens of a montane forest. Meeting Place Directions: Along Patterson Gap Rd. at the trailhead to Wolf Knob: 34.97274, -83.47548. From US 23 in Dillard, drive west on Bettys […]

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Wells Viaduct at Locust Stake with David 3.11.22

Wells Viaduct at Locust Stake with David 3.11.22Date: Friday, March 11, 2022Time: 10 am – 3 pmLeader(s): David CarswellLocation: Wells Viaduct at Locust Stake near Toccoa, GA Outing Description: Four+ mile loop hike on decommissioned OHV trail. The trout lilies should be blooming, a recent logging operation should be visible along the way, as well as […]

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Ivy Pull at Warwoman Dell with Melanie 3.4.22

Date: Friday, March 4th, 2022Time: 10 am – 2 pm Leader(s): Melanie VickersLocation: Warwoman Dell off Warwoman Road in Clayton, GA Outing Description: Help us eradicate the invasive English Ivy in Warwoman Dell. This will be the last pull before spring wildflowers! Meeting Place Directions: Parking area at end of the road at Warwoman Dell. The entrance […]

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Raven Cliffs Falls Geology with Bill 3.3.22

Rock and water magic: geology hike to Raven Cliffs FallsDate: Thursday, March 3, 2022Time: 10 am – 4 pmLeader(s): Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of GeorgiaPartners making it possible: Roadside Geology of GeorgiaLocation: Raven Cliffs Wilderness, Raven Cliffs Falls Trail Outing Description: Raven Cliffs is a smooth rock face, more than 100 feet high. […]

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Wilderness Monitoring Training with SAWS 3.26.22

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022Time: 9 am – 4 pmLeader(s): Kristy Ealdwine (She/Her)Partners making it possible: SAWS (Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards)Location: Raven Cliffs Wilderness, Raven Cliffs Falls Trail Outing Description: Volunteer training! This training session with our partners at SAWS will equip you to begin monitoring Wilderness character with Georgia ForestWatch. You will learn how to […]

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