PRESCRIBED FIRE - A 1,096 acre #prescribedfire is planned today 5 miles SW of Toccoa Ga. in the Lake Russell WMA. This burn is designed to return fire as a natural part of the ecosystem, improve wildlife habitat, and maintain healthy forest conditions.
Ignitions will begin at approximately 10:00am. Although smoke will be highly visible from the greater Cornelia/Demorest area, minimal impacts are expected. Smoke is anticipated to disperse to the E toward the South Carolina state line. More prescribed fire information and burn maps are available at go.usa.gov/JX93
This prescribed fire is being conducted with supporting firefighters from the Georgia Forestry Commission.
PRESCRIBED FIRE - A 1,400 acre #prescribedfire is planned for today 20 miles SW of Eatonton Ga. Smoke is anticipated to disperse to the E toward Lake Sinclair/Milledgeville. This burn is designed to return fire as a natural part of the ecosystem, improve wildlife habitat, and maintain healthy forest conditions. More prescribed fire information and burn maps are available at go.usa.gov/JX93
This prescribed fire is being conducted with supporting firefighters from the Cherokee Hotshots.
Several roads within the Chattahoochee National Forest are unsafe and impassable because of damage caused by excessive rainfall amounts.
All forest visitors should use extreme caution when travelling within the national forest, as heavy rains may present flooding, downed trees, road wash-outs, and mudslides. Visitors are encouraged to check local weather forecasts and the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests’ website for safety alerts.
Forest Service engineers and other personnel are actively assessing road and resource damage as conditions allow, and will work to reopen these temporarily closed roads as soon as they can be made safe for travelers.
PRESCRIBED FIRE - 1,322 acre prescribedfire planned today 5 miles NNW of Eatonton Ga. Ignitions will begin at approximately 11am. Smoke is anticipated to disperse to the SE throughout the day. More information and burn maps are available at go.usa.gov/JX93
This prescribed fire is being conducted with supporting firefighters from Wildlife Resources Division - GADNR and Georgia Forestry Commission.
A portion of East Armuchee Trail (# 240) is closed to all traffic from the junction of the Loblolly Trail (# 241) to the junction with the Bridle Trail (# 244). Recent management activities have left portions of this trail section extremely soft and vulnerable to damage. Please help this area to recover and ensure the trail's long-term sustainability by adhering to the closure.
Check current weather around the forest and view our webcams on Brasstown Bald. Get information about special alerts from the National Weather Service, fire, drought, and real-time surface water flows in Georgia.
View maps as introduced and subject to change entitled “Priority Land Adjustments, State of Georgia, U.S. Forest Service—Southern Region, Oconee and Chattahoochee National Forests, U.S. Congressional Districts—8, 9, 10 & 14” dated September 24, 2013, that are part of 114th Congress, H.R. 470 “Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act of 2015.”