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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.

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Developing Proposal

Aska Beginner Trail

The project is located in the Blue Ridge Ranger District.

Big Stamp Overflow Parking at Springer Mountain

The project is located in the Blue Ridge Ranger District.

Bryant Creek Re-route and Foot Bridge Replacement - BRRD

Re-route and replace foot bridge at Bryant Creek.

Fish Hook Point Dock Modifications

The project is located in the Blue Ridge Ranger District.

Kartah Dell Longleaf Pine Restoration and Forest Health

The project is located in Chattooga county, GA.

Lake Winfield Scott Water & Electric Expansion

The project is located in the Blue Ridge Ranger District.

Mountain Skullcap Prescribed Burn - Conasauga RD

Prescribed burn at Mountain Scullcap on the Conasauga RD.

NC. Rocky Top Communications Site (SUP) - BRRD

NC. Rocky top for access to communications site.

Outfitter/Guide - James Hames III for Guided Horse Riding - CRRD

Outfitter/Guide permit for guided horseback riding tours.

Outfitter/Guide - Outdoor Climbing Adventures, LLC for use of Currahee Mountain - CRRD

Outfitter/Guide permit for use of Currahee Mountain on the Chattahoochee National Forest.

Outfitter/Guide Permits

2017 Outfitter/Guide Permits for the Blue Ridge RD

Right-of-way Road Use Modifications

The project is located in the Blue Ridge Ranger District.

Salvage/Sanitization Right-of-way Harvest

The project is located in the Blue Ridge Ranger District.

Satolah Fire House Relocation - Special Use Permit

Relocate the Satolah Fire House on Forest Service land.

Soque River Fishing Pier - CRRD

Soque River fishing pier on the CRRD.

Under Analysis

Foothills Landscape Project

The purpose of this project is to maintain or restore biologic integrity, connectivity, resilience, and soil and water quality on the 143,419 acres of the Foothills Landscape.

Haywood EMC Distribution Line - Glade Road

Install distribution line on Glad Road.

Installation of tower by Southern Linc Wireless at Glassy Mtn. Communications Site - SUP

Install a tower at Glassy Mtn. Communications Site by Southern Linc Wireless

Jake and Bull RTP (Jones Crk. Dam Reroute)

Trail reroute at Jake and Bull RTP (Jones Crk. Dam)

Lakewood Landing Parking Lot Expansion

Expand the parking lot at Lakewood Landing on the Blue Ridge RD.

Ocmulgee Bluff Equestrian Trail Maintenance

Proposal to install a trail bridge along the Ocmulgee Bluff Equestrian Trail, at Crows Creek, Oconee Ranger District.

Proposed Commercial Salvage Project - CRRD

Tornado damage due to wind that impacted 60 acres of NF. Looking to only salvage 25 acres that affected the Chattahoochee WMA and the Upper Chattahoochee campground, FS Road 44.

Recreation Residence Modification at Lake Winfield Scott For Driveway Handicap Access

Ms. Moore is authorized to remove one Hemlock tree (approximately 6 inches in diameter), add three loads of dirt to raise elevation of driveway to level of cabin entrance, and gravel the 8x4 parking place.

Songbird Trail Reroute

Reroute the Songbird Trail.

Town Creek ATV Trail Improvement Project.

Proposal to install a boardwalk, install 3 small bridges and harden approximately 300 ft. of trail surface (The Project) across creeks, tributaries and wet depressions intersecting the Town Creek ATV Trail (TCATV).

Two Lakes Accessible Trails Project-BRRD

Construct accessible trails at Lake Blue Ridge on the Blue Ridge RD.

U.S. Forest Service Recreation Fee Changes in Georgia

USDA Forest Service officials propose to change recreation fees at several sites on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. The public is invited to provide input on proposed fees changes until September 18, 2017.

Union County Target Range Project

The proposed action consists of authorizing Union County Government to construct a target range on National Forest lands.

Analysis Completed

Cooper Creek Watershed Project

The primary focus of the Cooper Creek watershed project is to make the forest more resilient and sustainable by reestablishing a healthy range of age and diversity of tree species, improving wildlife habitat and increasing watershed function.

Fightingtown Creek Early Successional Habitat Project

Fightingtown Creek Early Successional Habitat Project

Georgia Jewel SUP Multi-year Re-issue - CRD

Re-issue of a multi-year SUP for Georgia Jewel on the Conasauga RD.


Stover Creek - Pinhoti Connector Trail

Stover Creek - Pinhoti Trail Connector

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.