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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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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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Spring 2019

Dear Friend of the Forest, These are exciting times at Georgia ForestWatch (GFW). We have enhanced our organizational capacity by hiring two additional staff members: Development Director Janice Eaton and Outreach Coordinator Andrew Linker. To learn more about them, please visit our website at gafw.org/project/staff. Last month, after Don Davis departed GFW for family and health reasons, I was honored to be chosen by the Board to serve as the new Executive Director. I am not giving up my boots, though! I will continue to serve as GFW’s Forest Ecologist.

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