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Fire in the forest

Download and read our position on fire in the forest.


Almost two hundred years ago, on May 28, 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act into law.

Forest Service Maps

Free Topo maps with contours and FS boundaries. “Download PDF” URL link can be imported into Azenza maps. Uses same 7.5 Quadrangle names as USGS.

The Motor Vehicle Use Maps shows the CONFs official road system, including all road numbers and names. You can either download a PDF of the map by district, or one big map for the whole forest. These are also available via Avenza map store, georeferenced for field use, at no cost.

2004 Forest Plan Prescription Map
The Land and Resource Management Plan, commonly referred to as the “Forest Plan”, was released in January 2004. Chapter 3 goes into more details about these Management Prescriptions

Georgia Mountain’s Treasures PDF Maps for Avenza:

Georgia’s Mountain Treasures Hiking Trails

Buy The Georgia’s Mountain Treasures Book

Our Top Successes


Halting Clear-Cutting & Revisiting Thinning

Clear cutting is not the same as a natural disturbance—it is forest destruction pure and simple.

Identifying & Preserving Old-Growth

In 1991, the acting supervisor of the Chattahoochee National Forest declared that only four acres of old-growth trees remained in the forest.

Protecting streams

Roads are the biggest source of sediment pollution of streams in forested landscapes.

Forest Service Projects

We investigate, monitor, and suggest improvements to a multitude of Forest Service projects.

ATVs & License Plates

In the  ‘90s, All Terrain Vehicles were being issued license plates by mountain counties in north Georgia.

Roadless Rule Victory

Approximately 64,873 acres of Inventoried Roadless Areas are designated as Roadless Areas in Georgia.

Biomass Burning

A major legal victory that will help reduce respiratory ailments and control carbon dioxide emissions!

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