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Morning Frost

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Cooper Creek Watershed Project

On May 2, 2014, Georgia ForestWatch and individual District Leaders received a scoping notice from the Blue Ridge Ranger District regarding the Cooper Creek Watershed Project.

When the scoping notice arrived, we were very surprised by the sheer size of the proposed project, which includes 3,754 acres on 127 stands. Even more worrisome were the ages of the stands listed in the scoping notice: almost half of the stands (59) are over 100 years old, and another 25 are at least 90 years old.

A few days after receiving the scoping notice, Georgia ForestWatch District Leaders went out to see some of the project sites for the first time. What we saw was shocking! It seems as if the whole project is based on the idea of finding the very best and oldest timber and cutting it down.

With the indispensible help of the Southern Environmental Law Center, Georgia ForestWatch has written comments opposing the Cooper Creek Watershed Project and suggesting improvements. The scoping notice for the project can be found on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest’s website under Land & Resources Management, Projects: 04-228 Coopers Creek Watershed Project.

Georgia ForestWatch and Southern Environmental Law Center will do the best we can to save some of them for future generations. Link to full article.

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