The Forest Service recently announced the beginning of its “Foothills Landscape Initiative,” which encompasses 143,419 acres of public land including a significant portion of the Chattooga River watershed in GA. The Forest Service is seeking public input to shape the specific aspects of the project. Currently, we are engaged in this “collaborative” process to push for the restoration of old-growth forests and native canebrake ecosystems, as well as the protection of water quality, wilderness areas and roadless landscapes within the project area.
This is a very large project, and as it develops, please check for future updates.
In the meantime, the Forest Service has developed an online forum to learn and solicit public participation in developing the Foothills Landscape Initiative. To join this online forum, please visit their website.