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Problem Roads 2021

These roads were selected for our 2021 Clean Mountain Stream Campaign. To explore these roads further you can click each road name to see the official Forest Service Google map. OR Copy and Paste the coordinates in the Georgia ForestWatch interactive webmap. OR view more pictures on our new interactive Volunteer Map Abbreviations: CRRD – Chattooga […]

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Clean Mountain Streams Community Action Groups

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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Clean Mountain Streams Community Action Group

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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Clean Mountain Streams Community Action Group

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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Resources

FAQ: National Forests

Isn’t the National Forest already protected?  Yes and No.  The National Forest is managed under a multiple-use mandate that allows timber harvests, resource extraction, roadbuilding, and recreation, but does not allow private development such as homes or retail stores. While owned by the American public, it is nonetheless subject to being sold, leased, or traded, […]

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Comment on how the Forest Service spends millions

Location. Access roads within the Foothills Landscape are less likely to need major repairs compared to the higher elevations with steeper slopes and higher rainfall.  Need. When timber projects are approved, the cost of access roads are built into site specific planning and timber contracts. There are many problem roads better suited for this type […]

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Athens Community with Kathy and Marie 8.19.20

CANCELLEDDate: Wednesday, August 19, 2020Time: 9 – 11 amLeader(s): Kathy Stege and Marie DunkleLocation: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens Description: Join board member and Athens area advocacy group leader Kathy Stege, and outgoing president Marie Dunkle for our first ForestWatch Athens group in-person meeting. Marie, who leads Rabun County area advocacy group, will share how they […]

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Issues

Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan

Updates: 06.29.2020 public comment deadline02.14.2020 Nantahala and Pisgah Proposed Forest Plan published With a comment deadline of Monday, June 29th, the revised Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan is important for two major reasons: It will determine the path of one million acres of forest and streams and the species and towns that depend on them.  The Forest […]

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Outings and Events

ForestWatch Zoom Call 6.2.2020

Tuesday, June 2nd at 10:00am Anne Heikkila and Sue Harmon invite you to join us for a Zoom Community Action Group Meeting.  All are welcome! Connect with other ForestWatchers to: Share what you value about our forests. Learn about the work of Georgia ForestWatch. Learn how you can translate your love of the forest into […]

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Membership

Athens Community Action Group 5.01.2020

Zoom video call Friday May 1, 11:00-12:00 Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96849682798Meeting ID: 968 4968 2798Call-in number: 929-436-2866 (phone only, no visuals) Tired of sheltering in place? Miss being out in the forest during spring? So do we! Sue Harmon, Kathy Stege, and Marie Dunkle invite you to take a break and join our virtual ForestWatch […]

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