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Protecting Ash Trees

Georgia Forestwatch is seeking to save some Biltmore Ash trees in Georgia’s National Forest and your contribution will help: 1. Pay for a Licensed Pesticide Applicator to be present during treatments2. Purchase the treatments that will save the trees from the invasive Emerald Ash Borer3. Help organize and train volunteers to participate SOON! TIMELINE: July […]

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How proposed rule changes threaten Georgia’s forests

By: Jess Riddle, Georgia ForestWatch Executive Director Perhaps the best way to understand the magnitude and gravity of the rule changes the Forest Service is proposing is to view them in the context of areas familiar to many Georgia ForestWatch members and volunteers.  We’ve talked about the Cooper Creek project many times because it is […]

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NEPA Talking Points

By Southern Environmental Law Center staff Basic information about the proposal: The Forest Service is proposing to eliminate public participation and science-based analysis for nearly every decision affecting national forests, from timber sales to road construction to pipeline rights of way. The Forest Service is required by law to take public comments on this proposal, […]

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Example Letter for a CRITICAL Current Issue

Letters to the Forest Service by Georgia ForestWatch members have improved many Forest Service projects and helped to preserve old-growth forests, keep streams clean, and protect recreation opportunities. Some people, though, may not write because they feel like they don’t know where to begin. We have copied here one ForestWatch member’s letter to the Forest Service about […]

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Comment NEPA Rule Change

Comment Portal – First Round of comments due August 12, 2019

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DONOR SPOTLIGHT

Patricia Lowe: Worldwide Adventuring, One Step at a Time By Janice Eaton, Development Director Members make critical contributions to Georgia ForestWatch and those contributions are as varied as the members themselves. Georgia ForestWatch is pleased to feature our Donor Spotlight as our way of saying, “Thanks” to our supporters and to share their special stories […]

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ForestRoots Advocacy Coalition

Dear Friend of Georgia ForestWatch,I’m writing to urge you to join Georgia ForestWatch’s major new advocacy initiative, ForestRoots. You already know that the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest (CONF) is loved by millions of people as a place to hike, hunt, fish, mountain bike, kayak, and more. Our forest provides habitat to an incredible variety of plants […]

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