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The Foothills Landscape Project is the single most important
Forest Service action in Georgia in the last 15 years

Project Update

The Foothills Landscape Project is a massive forest management plan proposed by the U.S. Forest Service in the Chattahoochee National Forest and is the single most important Forest Service proposal in Georgia in the last 15 years. Stretching over 157,000 acres (almost double the size of the city of Atlanta), the project proposes the use of logging, herbicides, and prescribed fire to manage forests while also altering trails and roads. It is still unclear how and when input on specific actions will be considered by organizations like Georgia ForestWatch (GAFW) and concerned citizens – like yourself.


  • 12/13/2021 – Georgia ForestWatch and partners submitted Objection to Draft Decision Notice
  • 10/6/2021 – Draft Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact
  • 7/13/2021 – Revised Draft Environmental Assessment released
  • 4/28/2021 – USFS facilitated virtual conversations
  • 4/14/2021 – USFS facilitated virtual conversations
  • 1/10/2020 – 30-Day Comment period ended for Draft Environmental Assessment
  • 12/11/2019 – Official 30-Day Comment period began
  • 12/2/2019 – Draft Environmental Assessment released


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