Welcome to GAFW’s ForestRoots Coalition

Meet. Speak. Write. Advocate for Your Forest.

Meet. Speak. Write. Advocate for Your Forest.
We’re delighted you’re interested in joining GFW’s new ForestRoots Advocacy Coalition to help speak for the wild places of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest (CONF)! Whether you’re already a dues-paying member of GFW, or you’re not a member but you’d like to take advantage of free advocacy training and meetups with forest supporters in your neck of the woods, all are welcome!

Maybe you want to know about threats to a special area in your Ranger District–a Georgia Mountain Treasure, a favorite family hiking spot, a secret trout stream, or some woods where the hunting is good. Or you’re a big-picture kind of person, concerned about the sweeping changes the Forest Service Foothills Landscape Project portends for an entire landscape. Or you want to be informed about community input during the next Forest Plan revision in 2023.

Either way, the wild places you enjoy and want to see protected can’t speak for themselves. They need people who are primed and ready to quickly express their opinions to the Forest Service via multiple channels. ForestRoots is designed to bring together those people in every district of the CONF, to connect grassroots folks forming their own “satellite” groups in support of GFW’s mission, to get neighbors talking with neighbors, and to share the information and tools you need to be an effective advocate for wise management and preservation of the forest.

You can pick your own level of advocacy.

Are you great at making phone calls?Would you rather write letters?

Ready to speak out at public hearings?

Do you have grassroots organizing experience you’d like to share? Would you like to join a local meetup of forest supporters, or host a meeting of folks in your area?

Do you have other skills you’d like to contribute?

By signing up, you’ll receive first notice of community meetings, special events, training opportunities, and advocacy actions in your area. We’ll also alert you when land management issues arise and rapid response is required. (We promise not to abuse your cellphone info, and if you prefer not to be texted, simply leave the space blank below.)

Dues-paid Georgia ForestWatch membership is NOT required to join ForestRoots. All are welcome!