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Wildfire Ecology Devastation And Recovery

For years a heated debate has been held about forest fires and the impact they have on humans and the environment. The arguments in either direction are myriad, complex and not without bias. Hardline...

 

Restoring Our Streams

When our ancestors began to settle these mountains they had a lot of work to do. Establishing a homestead meant clearing trees wider than cars, blasting and hauling away tons of rock to make pastures...

 

A Conservation Conversation

A quick dig through Merriam-Webster produces three definitions for the word 'conservation': "1) the protection of plants, animals, and natural resources; 2) the careful use of natural resources (such...

 
 By Owen Carson    Outdoors    August 1, 2016

Life On The Edge

For much of history, cliffs have been considered dangerous and inhospitable places, precipitous environments that offer little to no habitat for living things. This notion dates far back; with some of...

 
 By Owen Carson    Outdoors    May 30, 2016

Woodland Harvest Foray Into Foraging

For centuries, inhabitants of the Southern Appalachians have coexisted with the wild landscape that covers these mountains, discovering and utilizing its incredible biodiversity. Our rich coves,...

 
 By Owen Carson    Outdoors    March 28, 2016

Ephemera

"Things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time" Spring in the mountains of western North Carolina is a memorable season, and with it comes a bright, fresh light and vibrant colors,...

 

The Emeralds of Dupont

Western North Carolina is a wild and wonderful place full of rushing waterfalls, ancient forests, rugged rock cliffs and vistas that go for miles. Here in Brevard, we're positioned close to the heart...

 

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