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The biggest meetings for the biggest project

Foothills Landscape Project The Forest Service has just announced THE three dates for in-person, public input before the Foothills Landscape Project is started. The Forest needs your participation and voice. The Foothills Landscape Project spans from the South Carolina border to Chatsworth and encompasses 157,625 acres, more than a fifth of the entire Chattahoochee National Forest. The […]

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Webinar Info – Dahlonega

Thanks for expressing interest in joining us! We will be sending you an email reminder with the info on the following ForestWatch Webinar on Foothills below: Foothills Landscape – Dahlonega webinar4 p.m. Wednesday December 4, 2019Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/626490417Meeting ID: 626 490 417Call in number:646-558-8656 To request materials from this webinar please email alinker@gafw.orgTake me back […]

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Webinar Info – Clayton

Thanks for expressing interest in joining us! We will be sending you an email reminder with the info on the following ForestWatch Webinar on Foothills below: Foothills Landscape – Clayton webinar4 p.m. Tuesday December 3, 2019Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/410370610Meeting ID: 410 370 610 Call in number:646-558-8656 To request materials from this webinar please email alinker@gafw.orgTake me […]

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Webinar Info – Chatsworth

Thanks for expressing interest in joining us! We will be sending you an email reminder with the info on the following ForestWatch Webinar on Foothills below: Foothills Landscape – Chatsworth webinar4 p.m. Monday December 2, 2019Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/732447157Meeting ID: 732 447 157Call in number:646-558-8656 To request materials from this webinar please email alinker@gafw.orgTake me back […]

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Forest Issues Planning 11.14.2019

Forest Land Sales and Foothills Landscape Project Date: Thursday 11/14/2019Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.Leader(s): Marie Dunkle, Georgia ForestWatch Board PresidentLocation: Rabun County Library, 73 Library Way, Clayton GA Learn about how you can add your voice to help us influence the decisions now being made! The National Forest Land Sale involves potential sale of 30 tracts of Forest Land […]

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Union County Proposed Shooting Range Near Appalachian Trail

Letters from the public and organizations like Georgia ForestWatch typically improve Forest Service project proposals.  Sometimes though, projects that receive initial Forest Service approval still contain major issues. In those cases, people may formally object and have the decision reviewed by the next official up the Forest Service hierarchy, though there are some requirements that […]

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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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