Georgia ForestWatch, Inc. if the only non-profit organization devoted solely to the protection and restoration of Georgia's national forests. Established in 1986, we are the collective voice for hundreds of concerned citizens who cherish the forests of North Georgia.
We seek to ensure the legacy of our public forests for all generations. The threats to our national forests are many, but working together, we can protect, preserve and restore Georgia's precious natural heritage.
Watching: Knowledgeable citizen volunteers, along with our staff forest ecologist, watch for mismanagement and misuse of the forests. Monitoring the activities of the U.S. Forest Service and threats to our public forests lies at the heart of our history and purpose.
Preserving: We work hard to preserve the magic of Georgia's forestlands, seeking permanent protection for old-growth forests, wilderness areas, sensitive habitats and populations of rare plant and animal species. We are in the forefront of efforts to promote legislative protection for such areas, so these special places will remain special forever.
Protecting: Georgia's national forests are threatened by mismanagement, illegal all-terrain vehicle use, invasive exotic species, the sale of our public forestlands, and more. We help others understand the issues and join the fight to protect the forests. Our technical expertise and ability to navigate the government's complex public comment process help others speak for the forests. We support science and the craft of good forestry because our forests deserve nothing less.