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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...

 

End Of Cyclocross Season Recap – Brevard NC

After traveling thousands of miles, the cyclocross season is done and dusted. The bikes are washed, tuned, and put away and my sights are set on plans for 2017. This year's goal was to qualify for...

 

Guest Column: Public Land Is A Priceless Legacy

Many Americans are concerned about the fate of our national forests, national parks, and wildlife refuges. Thanks to this paper's coverage and an excellent letter to the editor by Sam Edney, you have...

 

Transylvania Wildlife Program To Discuss Wildlife Photography – Brevard NC

The "Transylvania County Wildlife" series continues in the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9. This week's presentation will focus on using game cameras to...

 

2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

Protecting nature is critical to keeping our planet thriving for future generations. What better way to do that than by engaging youth to put their imaginative skills to work for wildlife in the 2017...

 

This Week's Outdoor Destination: Silver Run Falls

Our weekly destination hike is Silver Run Falls in neighboring Nantahala National Forest. An easy to get to, family friendly hike, this 25-foot waterfall is located just five miles south of Cashiers...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 31 •Fly Tying at Brevard Brewing. Hosted by Headwaters Outfitters. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. Bring own materials. (828) 877-3106. Wednesday, Feb. 1 •Squatch Bikes and Brews Shop Ride. Meet at the shop at 6 p.m. www.squatch...

 

Good Neighbor Authority Brings Hope For Wildlife

This past fall's historic fire season proves the importance of our local, state and federal agencies' ability to work in unison. Sharing of resources and support was tested in our surrounding forest...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Tues., Jan. 24 •Fly Tying at Brevard Brewing. Hosted by Headwaters Outfitters. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. Bring own materials. (828) 877-3106. Wed., Jan. 25 •Squatch Bikes and Brews Shop ride. Meet at the shop at 6 p.m. www.squatch...

 

Destination Hike: John Rock Loop

Our weekly destination hike is John Rock loop in Pisgah National Forest. The John Rock loop might be one of the better-known hikes in the forest, but that doesn't make it any less appealing. The hike...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Tues. Jan. 17 •Fly Tying at Brevard Brewing. Hosted by Headwaters Outfitters. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. Bring own materials. (828) 877-3106. Wed. Jan. 18 •Squatch Bikes and Brews Shop ride. Meet at the shop at 6 p.m. www.squatchbikesandbrews.com....

 

Wildlife Resources Commission To Hold Public Hearings

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct nine public hearings in Jan. 2017 on proposed changes to 39 agency regulations related to wildlife management, fisheries and game lands for the...

 

Leader Building Workshop Offered at Pisgah Center Jan. 20

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a "Leader Building" workshop for fly fishing anglers of all skill levels at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education on Jan. 20. The workshop, which...

 

A Picnic Hike At Lake Alford In DuPont State Recreational Forest

This week's outdoor destination hike is Lake Alford in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Lake Alford is located behind Lake Dense, near the Buck Forest parking lot, and is about an hour hike on...

 

Outdoor Calendar

Outdoor Calendar Tues Jan. 3 Fly Tying at Brevard Brewing. Hosted by Headwaters Outfitters. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. Bring own materials. (828) 877-3106. Wed Jan. 4 Squatch Bikes and Brews Shop ride. Meet at the shop at 6 p.m. www...

 

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