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Selling Our Forest Lands

By : Marie Dunkle, ForestWatch Board President In December of 2018 the “Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018,” colloquially known as the “Farm Bill,” was passed into law by the U.S. Congress.  A section of that Public Law entitled “Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment” allows the USFS to sell isolated tracts of Georgia National Forest land […]

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Another Fun Fall Retreat

By : Sue Harmon, Board past president More than 90 ForestWatchers attended this year’s Fall Retreat, coming together to stay abreast of current management issues in the Chattahoochee Oconee National Forest and to have a good time while doing it!  Fellowship, inspiration, and good food alongside the beautiful Lake Trahlyta at Vogel State Park made […]

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Union County Target Range

By : Nick Nichols Last October, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) announced a proposed Special Use Permit for a target range to be located on Chattahoochee National Forest land in Union County. Located off Highway 180 near Brasstown Bald, the 15-acre gun range would be constructed by Union County on property leased from the USFS.  […]

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East Nottely Project–Seven Years Later

By : Jess Riddle, Executive Director If each Forest Service project worked exactly as described, some of ForestWatch’s concerns would simply go away.  Forests are complicated though, and the future is always less predictable than it seems. So as I walked with a group of ForestWatchers down a gated road into the East Nottely Project, […]

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From the Director Fall ForestNews

Once again recently I found myself in a public Forest Service (FS) meeting listening to the FS answer a question and wondering how to make sure the best management options received fair consideration.  I was at the annual meeting for OFHWHIP (Oconee Forest Health and Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project—acronym much needed), the Oconee Ranger District’s […]

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ForestNews 2019

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Newsletter Archives

Download past issues of ForestNews In ForestNews, you’ll learn about the most recent forest issues and stay current on happenings within the Georgia ForestWatch community. Here in the archives you can take a trip down memory lane in all the past issues we can find. Are you a longtime member with a stash of old newsletters? […]

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The Oconee District

A Piedmont conservation success story that could be even betterby John Paul Schmidt : District Leader The 115,000-acre Oconee National Forest is the only Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests ranger district located entirely in Georgia’s Piedmont region. As Paul Sutter notes in his 2015 book Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies: Providence Canyon and the Soils of […]

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