Sen. Ossoff Working to Expand Georgia’s Protected Public Lands

Sen. Ossoff continues championing efforts to protect Georgia’s natural resources

46% of all Georgia hunters and anglers visit the Dugdown Corridor

3 million people visit the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest each year

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is working to protect Georgia’s forests and expand public lands.

Sen. Ossoff is working to expand the Dugdown Mountain Corridor and the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest to protect precious forests for conservation, forestry, and recreational use.

The proposed Dugdown Mountain Corridor project would build on a multi-state effort to connect the Paulding/Sheffield Forest areas in Georgia to the Talladega Forest in Alabama. 

The proposed Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest project would add new land across watersheds that provide drinking water to millions of people and contain endangered species habitat, ensuring they are further protected.

“There is significant demand for public use for both projects,” Sen. Ossoff said. “These areas’ proximity to urban centers also increases the risk that they will be converted to non-forest use. It is urgent that these lands be secured.”

Last year, Sen. Ossoff passed bipartisan legislation into law to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River by improving water quality, protecting essential public works, and restoring ecosystems along the river.

Click aquí to read Sen. Ossoff’s letter.



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