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CoTrails Announces Strategic Planning Events

After our successful CoTrails Strategic Plan launch meeting and Trails 101 weekend at Unicoi State Park last month, the implementation phase of the strategic plan now begins in earnest.  
 
We hope you have some or all of the following events on your calendars:
 
CoTrails Inventory Workshops
February 11 - 9:00am - 4:00pm – Conasauga Ranger District
Keown Falls near The Pocket Campground--see below for details.
February 18 - 9:00am - 4:00pm – Blue Ridge Ranger District*
February 25 - 9:00am - 4:00pm – Chatooga River Ranger District*
*Stay tuned for details & locations
 
CoTrails General Meeting
March 20 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm – Chattahoochee-Oconee NF Supervisors Office
 
CoTrails Field Demonstrations
April 14 - 9:00am - 4:00pm – Blue Ridge Ranger District
April 15 - 9:00am - 4:00pm – Conasauga Ranger District--see below for more information.
April 21 - 9:00am - 4:00pm – Chatooga River Ranger District
April 22 - 9:00am - 4:00pm – Oconee Ranger District

Trail Inventory Workshop
Learn the techniques used by the Applied Trails Research team, including GPS basics, field inventory forms, photo logs, feature inventory, maintenance needs, and how to use the information collected in a trail evaluation and assessment.

When: Saturday February 11th , 2012 9:00am
Where: Conasauga Ranger District, Keown Falls
Trail: Keown Falls Trailhead
Directions: From I-75 Exit 320 near Resaca, GA, go west on Highway 136 for 7 miles.  At stop sign, turn right to stay on highway 136 for another 7 miles.  Turn left on Pocket County Road and continue for 5 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 702 and proceed 0.6 miles to picnic area.
Latitude: 34.613587
Longitude: -85.088103
Contact: Larry Thomas, lrthomas@fs.fed.us, 770-297-3030
Come prepared for inclement weather and bring your lunch.  
For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/conf or www.cotrails.org