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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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Protecting Ash Trees

Georgia Forestwatch is seeking to save some Biltmore Ash trees in Georgia’s National Forest and your contribution will help: 1. Purchase the treatments that will save the trees from the invasive Emerald Ash Borer 2. Pay for a Licensed Pesticide Applicator to be present during treatments 3. Help organize and train volunteers to participate! 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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Comment NEPA Rule Change

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

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Georgia’s Mountain Treasures – The Book

This full-color Georgia’s Mountain Treasures publication provides descriptions, directions, and maps for 40 unprotected wildlands in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. Our goal with this project is to provide the public with a tool you can use to speak for greater protection of these special places and is a 2.5-year, grassroots effort involving not only our […]

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