MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Our forests have given us so much--now they need you to give back. Weather you hike to mountaintop vistas, ride under shady canopies, or hunt the deep woods, you know that north Georgia’s give us cherished memories, clean drinking water, and homes for wildlife. But future generations may not know this natural wealth because these areas lack permanent protection. Join a growing group of individuals and organizations who are using their skills and talents to protect special wild areas in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, Georgia’s Mountain Treasures.
Open to everyone for free, the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is the largest area of public land in Georgia. Covering 867,000 acres, the forest is larger than Great Smoky Mountains National Park or Rhode Island.
Spread over parts of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ridge and Valley, and Piedmont, the forest is home to thousands of species from charismatic black bears to rare smooth purple coneflowers. Last year, over 3 million people came to hike, hunt, fish, paddle, run, camp, picnic, and enjoy fall colors.
Georgia’s Mountain Treasures supports protecting iconic trails, hidden waterfalls, pristine old-growth forests, secluded trout streams, rare habitats, and intact ecosystems.
GEORGIA'S MOUNTAIN TREASURE
Tired of reading from a screen? All of the under-appreciated wild areas, color photos, and maps are waiting for you in the Georgia’s Mountain Treasures book.
BENEFITS (FEATURED TAGS)
ARMUCHEE RIDGES CLUSTERCohutta
COHUTTA CLUSTERUpdate Toccoa
TOCCOA RIVER SUBRANGES CLUSTERUpdate Southern
SOUTHERN BLUE RIDGENorthern RIdge
NORTHERN BLUE RIDGEUPDATED CHATTOOGA
CHATTOOGA WATERSHED CLUSTERPIEDMONT
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