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Show Your Love for the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

Trails don’t take care of themselves—CoTrails volunteers do! 
Please join us!


CoTrails Strategic Plan Launch and General Meeting:
Friday, January 20
, Unicoi State Park Lodge, Masters Hall, 6:00-8:00pm, with social hour including complimentary food and refreshments to follow (this replaces the January CoTrails general meeting previously scheduled for January 24).  This meeting is open to anyone interested in supporting and becoming active in CoTrails’ mission to “provide diverse, quality trail experiences that are maintainable and ecologically sustainable” on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests.  George Bain, Forest Supervisor, will be speaking.  This meeting will be followed by a weekend of Trails 101 training for interested volunteers.  The meeting is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to John Campbell: jwcampbell@fs.fed.us  .  For the CoTrails Strategic Plan, visit www.CoTrails.org.
 
TRAILS ASSESSMENT KICK-OFF AND TRAILS 101 COURSE:
Saturday and Sunday, January 21-22
, at Unicoi State Park Lodge near Helen, GA beginning at 9:00am each day.  The Saturday morning kick-off will include presentations from Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, CoTrails volunteer group, and Applied Trails Research, with the goal of providing an introduction to a trails assessment process that will be occurring on the national forest.  The classroom portion of the Trails 101 course will follow and last until 4:00pm.  Sunday will be the Trails 101 field session on Smith Creek Trail, ending at 3:00pm.  The meeting and course are free and open to anyone interested.  Please RSVP to John Campbell: jwcampbell@fs.fed.us .  
 
Directions and Lodging:
Unicoi Lodge is offering attendees a special rate of $69 for lodge rooms that weekend.  When making reservations, refer to "CoTrails" or event #E05170.  Lodge Reservations and Directions: (800) 573-9659.  RV and other campsites are also available.
 
what is CoTrails?
The mission of CoTrails is “to provide diverse, quality trail experiences that are maintainable and ecologically sustainable on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests.”  CoTrails began when a diverse group of trail users—who have sometimes been in conflict with one another or with the Forest Service—were brought together to find common ground and address a shared concern of maintaining an appropriate trail system on the forest.  Read the CoTrails Strategic Plan at www.CoTrails.org , and find more information on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest’s website.