Land and Water Conservation Fund

Georgia's forest needs your help!

Right now, the Georgia USFS needs to see a show of support from you to help secure funds to acquire 477 acres in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, through the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

This support letter shows the US Forest Service that we, as Georgians, care about our public lands. More letters equal a greater chance that funds are allocated to our state to preserve our beautiful forests.

An easy one-two:

Copy the text template below and send an email to Kurt Rardin Subject: LWCF Support Letter and he will forward your email to Ed Hunter.

Or, download the PDF edit and printout and mail to:


c/o Kurt Rardin, PLS

1755 Cleveland Highway
Gainesville, GA 30501

USFS 2022 Land and Water Conservation Fund PDF

Ed Hunter
Forest Supervisor
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
1755 Cleveland Highway
Gainesville, GA 30501

Dear Mr. Hunter,

As a member of Trout Unlimited in Georgia, I support the U.S. Forest Service’s 3 Million dollar request for funding for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Land and Water Conservation Fund. If funded, this award will be applied to the acquisition of four tracts, totaling 477 acres, in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests.

Over the years Trout Unlimited has enjoyed a positive and productive partnership with the USFS which has included: work projects (stream restoration); education (GA Trout Camp – Est 2004); and youth engagement (Kids fishing events). Together we have worked towards accomplishing Trout Unlimited’s mission to protect, reconnect, restore, and sustain our cold-water fisheries.

The Forest Service’s acquisition of these four tracts will reduce forest fragmentation and improve public access and recreational opportunities in the National Forest, in an area with high biological diversity and resiliency to climate change. Conservation ownership and management of these tracts is also critical to protecting water quality and quantity for downstream users.

We are “all in” for supporting this project, and we appreciate the opportunity to be a part of something positive that will make a difference for all of us.

Yours sincerely,

Join Trout Unlimited

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