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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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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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Action Alert – The Biggest Threat Yet to Our Most Important Environmental Law

If you want to know what NEPA is and why it is important, take a listen to this one minute video. Your voice is needed again! Because, once again, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is under attack. Changes proposed by the CEQ (Council on Environmental Quality), which determines how NEPA will be carried out, […]

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Protecting SPECIAL AREAS in the Foothills

Several unique areas in the Foothills Landscape provide exceptional habitat, and you can help protect them. We recently surveyed these special areas, called Georgia’s Mountain Treasures, for this exact purpose: helping the Forest Service know where to preserve the natural ecosystem and keep the big machines out. In the formal project review of the Foothills […]

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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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