Foothills Landscape Community Collaboration
The right work in the right places for the right reasons.
The Foothills Landscape – 143,419 acres – stretches across the Chattahoochee National Forest and marks the area where the mountains are visibly reduced to foothills. Shortleaf pine and pitch pine forests are the dominant forest types, with hardwoods accounting for about a quarter of the landscape. The area offers a plethora of recreation opportunities, with nearly 200 miles of hiking, biking, horse and OHV trails and dozens of recreation sites. It includes a portion of the Cohutta WMA and Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Habersham, Lumpkin, Murray, Rabun and White Counties.
We Need YOU: We need your knowledge and insights right from the start in order to plan the right work in the right places for the right reasons. Share what you know about the Foothills Landscape with us and others through this collaboration. Use this forum to tell your community what you care about and why. Describe what you want and need from this landscape...and also what you can and do give. Learn from the knowledge that others share. And consider the many other perspectives revealed to all of us through this collaboration.
Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to create, restore and maintain ecosystems that are more resilient to natural disturbances. Specifically, the Forest Service is seeking to enhance and provide quality habitat for rare and declining species, as well as desired game and non-game species; to reduce hazardous fuel loading across the landscape to diminish damaging wildfires; to improve soil and water quality; to provide sustainable recreation and access opportunities; and to awaken and strengthen a connection to these lands for all people.
You can learn more about the Foothills Collaboration here.
Meeting dates and times at Mulberry Gap:
- July 11th: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- July 12th: 5:00 pm - 9:00 am
Lunch will be provided to registered attendees on Tuesday, July 11. Reservations and payment for these meals must be made in advance. We are able to accommodate most dietary restrictions. Please call (706) 698-2865 to reserve lunch no later than Saturday, July 8.