Dawson County Conservation Land

Members of Rabun TU visit and review information about the 469-acre Dawson County tract, which includes two miles of a large, primary trout stream, Amicalola Creek.

Left to right: Jim Kidd, Rabun TU; Doug Adams, Rabun TU; Ken Riddleberger, DNR Game Management Regional Supervisor; Terry Rivers, Rabun TU; Charlie Breithaupt, Rabun TU.  The four Chapter members met with representatives of Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Wildlife Resources Division. The GA DNR requested TU support for the acquisition of this tract to connect 2 existing WMA tracts. This tract had been private and posted.

The GA TU Council donated $8,000 and the 12 GA Chapters of TU donated another $12,000 for a total GA TU donation of $20,000 all towards the purchase and protection of the 469 acre tract known as the Dawson Forest Forestar tract.  Rabun TU donated $1,050.

  • Conserve, Protect, Restore

May 21: Cookout on The River!

At 6:30 pm on the Chattooga River in the parking lot on the Georgia side at Burrell’s Ford for Hot Dogs and all the fixings. Kathy and Charlie Breithaupt will bring all the food , including drinks, and do the cooking. More info here. 

 

Wildcat Creek Road Closed

A popular stocked trout stream in Rabun County, Wildcat Creek, will have its trout stockings delayed for several weeks this spring due to the closure of Wildcat Creek Road. The US Forest Service has closed this road due to a landslide that occurred this winter. Details here.

Rod Raffle!

Once again, Mack Martin of the Atlanta Fly Fishing School has graciously donated a custom-built fly rod and reel to the Rabun Chapter to be used for fund raising.

Read more here.

 

Congratulations to Monte Seehorn

Rabunite Monte Seehorn, retired USFS fisheries biologist, was recently inducted into Southern Trout’s “Legends of the Fly” Hall of Fame! More details here