Working Together

Photo of a volunteer clearing the trail during a maintnenance project.Managing a national forest like the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest requires the efforts of not only dedicated employees, but many partners and volunteers who contribute to the successful management of forest resources as well as providing services to forest visitors like you.

Our partners help maintain recreation sites and trails, reduce hazardous fuels, restore watersheds, monitor wildlife populations, improve wildlife and fisheries habitat, inventory and monitor archeological and historic sites, provide input to proposed management activities, conduct conservation education programs, and respond to emergency incidents.

Our partners include a number of federal agencies, the State of Georgia, conservation organizations, universities, public entities and private citizens. Their assistance is provided through a number of avenues including various grants, partnerships, and volunteer efforts.



Learn more details about:

  • Volunteering - Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of projects on the national forest, such as trail maintenance, campground hosts, and cleanup days. 
  • Partnerships - Our partners are a key to our success. You can join a wide range of groups who maintain trails, enhance habitats, provide conservation education, or perform a host of other valuable services.
  • Contracting - Doing Business with the National Forest Service
  • Tribal Relations - The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest consults with tribes on a government-to-government basis about proposed Forest projects.