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New State Law Opens Up Sunday Hunting Opportunities

A new law, “Outdoor Heritage Enhanced,” will increase opportunities to hunt wild animals and upland game birds on private lands. The law also gives authority to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and other public landowners to implement new...

 

May The Forest Be With You: Event At The Cradle Of Forestry

The Cradle of Forestry invites the public to a new event, “May the Forest Be with You” on Saturday, Aug. 12. This event celebrates all that is wood- its beauty, variety and products forests provide. A variety of wood workers will be on site...

 

This Week's Outdoor Destination: Log Hollow Falls

This week's Outdoor destination is Log Hollow Falls in Pisgah National Forest. Log Hollow Falls, a secluded 25 footer, is located near the Pink Beds, off forest road 475B. This is one of the easiest...

 

Pisgah Center Hosting Free Programs Through August

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels in August. The workshops are open on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition to...

 

New State Law Enhances Opportunities To Hunt On Sundays

A new law, “Outdoor Heritage Enhanced,” will increase opportunities to hunt wild animals and upland game birds on private lands. The law also gives authority to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and other public landowners to implement new...

 

Cradle of Forestry To Celebrate Smokey Bear's Birthday

The Cradle of Forestry invites guests of all ages to Smokey Bear's Birthday Party on Saturday, August 5, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., followed by a live animal program from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Smokey Bear...

 

Pisgah National Game Preserve Turns 100

Pisgah National Forest stands first on many conservation achievements throughout its history. Many recognize the Pisgah today for being the first National Forest east of the Mississppi and the first...

 

Hello Dolly's

A highlight of any trip to Pisgah National Forest is a stop by Dolly's....

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    July 17, 2017

Outdoor Destination: The Thompson River

This week's Outdoor destination is two waterfalls, Big Falls and Rich Falls on the Thompson River. The Thompson River is located in the Jocassee Gorges area, and is about an hour drive from Brevard....

 

Cradle Celebrates Train History Day

The Cradle of Forestry invites the public to enjoy a Saturday, July 22 program about western North Carolina’s logging train history and the 1914 Climax logging locomotive on display at the Cradle. Visitors will learn about the locomotive and...

 

Protecting Against Invasive Pests

Western North Carolina has a wide variety of invasive pests, such as the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (pictured above) the Emerald Ashe Borer, and Pine beetles, that are causing major issues. Dr. Jill...

 

Mountain Skies: The 'Summer Triangle' Is For The Birds!

Now that summer is upon us, it's not too early to look high in the east in the early evening for the so-called "Summer Triangle." This pattern of three bright stars is not one of the classical...

 

Friends Of The Ecusta Trail Receives Donation From Blue Ridge Bicycle Club

Friends of the Ecusta Trail received a $2,000 donation from the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club for helping organize volunteers for the group’s annual WNC Flyer road bike event, with proceeds benefitting bicycling advocacy in western North Carolina....

 

Hike To Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower Saturday

Join Conserving Carolina Saturday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m. for a hike to Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower. The Fryingpan Mountain lookout tower is one of the tallest in western North Carolina, standing...

 

'Women of the Woods' Write New Chapter In Partnership With Southern Highlands Reserve

The Waightstill Avery Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) have played a role in conservation spanning more than 100 years in western North Carolina, from a pre-war forest once forgotten and...

 

Whitewater Falls Reopens

Whitewater Falls, the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, reopened to the public on Friday after fire damaged the stairs leading to the overlook last fall. The falls are located on N.C....

 

Muddy Sneakers' Teacher of the Year Awarded to Cheryl Gardner - Brevard, NC

Pisgah Forest Elementary Fifth Grade Teacher, Cheryl Gardner, was recognized as the Muddy Sneakers "Teacher of the Year" at the fifth grade awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 6. Every year, the field...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    June 29, 2017

Planning For Pisgah/Nantahala Forests Continues

The latest on the project to provide a framework for managing the Pisgah/ Nantahala national forests during the next 10 to 15 years was heard during the recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council...

 

Wag And Walk Benefit Hike Set For Saturday, July 8

The firstever Wag and Walk hosted by Carolina Mountain Land Conser-vancy (CMLC) and the Blue Ridge Humane Society (BRHS) will take place on Saturday, July 8, at 11 a.m. The 2.5-mile walk will benefit both organizations and help to further their...

 

Whitewater Falls Area to Reopen Friday June 30 at Noon

The Whitewater Falls viewing area and staircase is expected to reopen to the public Friday, June 30 at noon, after being closed since November 2016. During the fall 2016 fire, the staircase and access facility to the observation deck were destroyed....

 

Commission Hosts Free Fishing July 4

July 4 is “free fishing day” in North Carolina where everyone — residents and non-residents alike — can fish in any public body of water from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., without having to purchase a fishing license or additional trout...

 

Local Biologist Honored For Work With Endangered Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognized N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologist Rachael Hoch with its Recovery Champion award, recognizing her significant contribution to the recovery of federally threatened or endangered animals. For the...

 

Creep Through The Forest At Night With The Pisgah Field School

The Pisgah Field School, a local nonprofit dedicated to environmental education and outreach, will host “The Cradle Creeps at Night” at the Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site on June 30 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Have you ever wondered what critters...

 
 By Wes Dickson    Outdoors    June 26, 2017

For A Real Connection, Disconnect From Technology

The other day I wanted to get away from it all, so I headed out N.C. 215 on a road ride and on to Tanassee Gap Road to find the road less traveled. I was pleasantly reminded that we have some amazing...

 

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