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Pack It In, Pack It Out: Enjoy The Outdoors Responsibly

The nice spring weather has everyone out enjoying the forest and rivers. As the number of users in the forest has grown dramatically over the past several years, it is more important than ever that...

 

Tristan Cowie Places First In Pisgah Stage Race

Local cyclist Tristan Cowie took the top step at the Pisgah Stage Race this last week. Cowie bested athletes from all over the world, in the largest field the Stage Race has seen....

 

Annual Upper French Broad River Clean Up Day

This year the annual French Broad River Cleanup will be held Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures. Headwaters has been hosting this volunteer gig...

 

Wicked Wild Waterfall Photography Weekend

If you like hiking to waterfalls and are keen on capturing some of those places on camera, a waterfall photography clinic may be just the ticket to improving your skills. The Wicked Wild Waterfall...

 

Hatchery Trout Waters Now Open To Anglers

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission opened Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 1. The season runs through Feb. 28, 2018. While fishing on Hatchery-Supported...

 

World Of Monarch Butterflies Talk Planned For April 11 – Brevard, N.C.

Have you ever wondered about the orange colored butterflies flying through the Blue Ridge en route to or from Mexico’s warmer climate? The Monarch butterfly is commonly seen in this area and is one of the few butterflies that migrate seasonally...

 
 By Wes Dickson    Outdoors    April 3, 2017

We All Love The Forest; Let's Respect Each Other Too

Spring has sprung here in Brevard! We are seeing more and more folks out in the woods and on the roads as the days have gotten longer. Oh, and we have lots of people coming into town to enjoy our...

 

Pisgah Stage Race Attracts International Riders To WNC

Blue Ridge Adventures is proud to announce the Pisgah Stage Race attracts more international riders that all other stage races in the U.S. Featuring competitors from 11 countries, the Pisgah Stage...

 

Support Pisgah, Enter To Win One-Of-A-Kind Mountain Bike

Give back, and at the same time enter to win a very special mountain bike in the Pisgah Project bike raffle. The drawing for the bike is April 9, so there is one week to sign up. The Pisgah Project...

 
 By Kieran Roe    Outdoors    April 3, 2017

A (Trout) River Runs Through It

With the help of a conservation buyer, Carolina Mountain Land Conser-vancy, Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service sealed a decade-long effort recently to protect a critical piece of Pisgah...

 

Wildlife Commission To Open Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 1. The season will run through Feb. 28, 2018. While fishing on Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters, anglers can harvest a maximum...

 
 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors    March 27, 2017

A Glimpse Of Restoration Work In Tusquitee Ranger District

In August 2016, the U.S. forest service released its decision for the Brushy Flats Project in the Tusquitee Ranger District. It will include a combination of timber harvesting and fire, and that’s a very good thing. While this project is not in...

 

Spring Turkey Hunting Workshop Offered At Pisgah Center

Just in time for the spring gobbler season, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a free workshop for turkey hunters of all skill levels at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education on April 1. “Talking Turkey,” which will be held fro...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    March 27, 2017

'Muskie Mile' Provides 'Monster' Catch

David Bergman went fishing recently on the infamous "muskie mile" of the French Broad River expecting to catch a muskie. What he didn't expect was to land the 5-foot monster female that hit his line...

 

Vanderbilt Created The Cradle Of Forestry

By Robert Beanblossom Nestled in a mountainous valley known as the Pink Beds is the Cradle of Forestry in America, a national historic site. This spot in the heart of the Pisgah National Forest is...

 

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee And Pollinator Conservation

The rusty-patched bumblebee is poised to become the first bumblebee ever placed on the U.S. endangered species list. Distinguished by a small, rust-colored patch on its back, the bumble bee's...

 

Free Programs Offered At Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education – Pisgah Forest NC

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for all ages and skill levels in March. The workshops are open on first-come,...

 
 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors    March 6, 2017

The Best Trout Waters In The Mountains

From the Cherokee who lived and prospered in the mountains for centuries, to the modern angler who flies into Asheville in his jet from Miami for a weekend in the mountains, the Blue Ridge has always...

 

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...

 

Growing Up With The Assault On The Carolinas – Brevard NC

One of my favorite events is coming up soon, The Assault on the Carolinas held right here in Brevard. This year will be the 18th annual AOTC. My store and the Assault have grown up together. I...

 

Local Wildlife Series Continues At Transylvania Library – Brevard NC

The final "Transylvania County Wildlife" presentation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 pm in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. This program will focus on species living in...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Tuesday Feb. 21 Fly-Tying at Brevard Brewing. Hosted by Headwaters Outfitters. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. Bring own materials. (828) 877-3106. Wednesday Feb. 22 Squatch Bikes and Brews Shop ride. Meet at the shop at 6 p.m. www.squatchbikesandbrews.com....

 

This Week's Outdoor Destination: Bird Rock Falls

Our weekly destination hike is Bird Rock Falls. Bird Rock Falls is one of the easiest waterfalls in the county to access. You can't see it from N.C. 215, but you can hear it. Bird Rock is one of three...

 

Wildlife Series Continues Feb. 16 – Brevard NC

The "Transylvania County Wildlife" series continues in the library's Rogow Room at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 with a presentation on the snakes of Transylvania County. There are nearly two dozen...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Tuesday Feb. 14 •Fly Tying at Brevard Brewing. Hosted by Headwaters Outfitters. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. Bring own materials. (828) 877-3106. Wednesday Feb. 15 •Squatch Bikes and Brews Shop ride. Meet at the shop at 6 p.m. www...

 

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