Forest Issues Planning 11.14.2019

Forest Land Sales and Foothills Landscape Project

Date: Thursday 11/14/2019
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Leader(s): Marie Dunkle, Georgia ForestWatch Board President
Location: 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 in North Georgia because of provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill passed by the U.S. Congress.

The Forest Service (FS) contends that these land tracts are isolated and have no value, so Georgia ForestWatch intends to assess each tract. Proceeds from the any sales would go towards purchasing other national forest land in Georgia. There are further concerns that this sale of Public lands in our region may be setting a precedent and the public should stay well informed.

The Foothills Landscape Project is a massive collaborative project involving management of over 143,000 acres in the Chattahoochee National Forest, including potentially logging 90,000 acres and significant herbicide spraying throughout the Forest. Hear about the opportunity to speak out during the FS public meeting scheduled to be held in Rabun County in December.  

Please join us to be part of the conversation and learn how you can help!
Meeting Place Directions: We will be in the public meeting room of the Rabun County Public Library, which is just off Hwy 76 west of town.
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Participant Limit: 50