The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests provide the finest outdoor recreation opportunities and natural resources in Georgia. Featuring nearly 867,000 acres across 26 counties, thousands of miles of clear-running streams and rivers, approximately 850 miles of recreation trails, and dozens of campgrounds, picnic areas, and other recreation activity opportunities, these lands are rich in natural scenery, history and culture. The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Together, the US Forest Service and National Park Service reduced the risk of wildfire to a critical communications site located on the national forest near Dalton, Georgia. With more than 40 antennae, the narrow mountaintop site houses the communication towers that serve approximately 600,000 people and multiple emergency responders in the local community.