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Bike Trail Report

•The following gravel forest service roads are closed: Cathey’s Creek, 475-b, 477, 1206 and Turkey Pen Rd. •It’s been raining. Please stay off the trails for awhile and let them dry out. •Maintenance work performed on Corn Mills Shoals...

 

Jennifer Adams To Discuss Controlling Invasive Species - Brevard, NC

Jennifer Adams, Ameri-Corps Project Conserve Habitat Restoration Associate, will present “Invaders of the Forest” at the Conserving Carolina Speak-er Series at Transylvania County Library. She will discuss the battle against non-native invasive p...

 

Getting Ready For The Season

Whether you are a mountain biker, hiker, fly fisherman or any other type of outdoor enthusiast, you rely on your gear to provide a quality experience and keep you safe. As we approach the start of a n...

 

Bike Trail Report

•The following gravel forest service roads are closed: Cathey’s Creek, 475-b, 477, 1206 and Turkey Pen Rd. •It’s been raining. Please stay off the trails for awhile and let them dry out. •Maintenance work performed on Corn Mills Shoals...

 

Recreation – The Overlooked Threat To Rare Plants And Animals

More than 2,000 plants and animals around the world are on the federal threatened and endangered species list – from the great green macaw to the bowhead whale. Of all those, two are lichens –...

 

Bike Trail Report

Weekly Trail Report For The Week Of Feb. 5 •Turkey Pen Gap Road closed. •Freeze Thaw Alert!! Please stay off the trails while they dry out. Please stick to gravel roads or the road bike. •Maintenance work performed on Corn Mills Shoals trail...

 

Finding Order Out Of Chaos

For most folks the image of fly-fishing conjures up a wide river, a middle-aged man, and long, graceful casts. Fly fishing is often described as a mixture of art and science and is referred to as...

 

Bike Trail Report

•Freeze Thaw Alert!! Please stay off the trails while they dry out. Please stick to gravel roads or the road bike. •Maintenance work on Butter Gap and Daniel Ridge trails. Be on the lookout for folks working on the trail. •Stairs at the Farlow...

 

Hendersonville And National Champs, A Season Recap

While cyclocross is all about preparation, there comes a time to execute the plan and race your heart out. In November I was half-way through my cyclocross season. Cyclocross is a sport that takes...

 

Bike Trail Report

Weekly Trail Report For The Week Of Jan. 22 •Freeze Thaw Alert!! Please stay off the trails while they dry out. Please stick to gravel roads or the road bike. •Maintenance work on Butter Gap and Daniel Ridge trails. Be on the lookout for folks...

 

Shop Wild And Local

There's nothing like a few weeks of real North Carolina mountain winter weather to bring one's awareness back to necessity mode. As everyone buckles down for a while, just the sense of preparedness...

 

Fish And Wildlife Conservation Council To Resume Meetings

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council (FWCC) monthly meetings will resume on Jan. 25 and Feb. 20 at 6-8 p.m. at the Mountain Research Station in Mills River. Concerning the forest plan report, the stakeholder’s forum held its final meeting in...

 

Find Beauty In The Winter Landscape

On true winter days like today, where icy winds carve more precious degrees out of already freezing temperatures, we like to stay inside. We bundle up tight, bracing against chilling gusts just to...

 

Wildlife Commission Invites Public To Comment On Game Land Management Plans Through Feb. 2

After conducting a series of public meetings to gather input on developing management plans for game lands across the state, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has posted draft plans for seven...

 

Pisgah TU Opens 2018 Meetings With Fly Tying Event - Brevard, NC

The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited opens its slate of 2018 meetings on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. in the DFR Room in downtown Brevard. Following a brief presentation by chapter members Zoe...

 

Quadrantid Meteor Shower Peaks Jan. 3 - Rosman, NC

Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) alert the public to the Quadrantid meteor shower in early January. Meteors result from particles of dust causing the atmosphere to glow as the particles enter the upper atmosphere of...

 

This Week's Outdoor Destination: The Park At Flat Rock

This week's Outdoor destination is the Park at Flat Rock. Formerly a golf course and crop fields, this small park packs a lot to do in a small amount of acreage. With its own nature center, walking...

 

Weekly Trail Report For The Week of Jan. 1, 2018 - Brevard, NC

The Weekly Trail Report Is Brought To You By Sycamore Cycles •Maintenance work on Butter Gap and Daniel Ridge trails. Be on the lookout for folks working on the trail. •Due to all the snow from the recent winter storm, many trails will be...

 

Steve Pagano To Discuss Gorges State Park At The Library

Gorges State Park Superintendent Steve Pagano will present “Gorges State Park — A Work in Progress — Past, Present & Future” at the Discover Natural Transylvania program in the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room on Thursday, Jan. 4, at...

 

A Short History Of American Forestry

By Adam DeWitte To dig into the history of what have become modern United States forestry practices is to reach back in time to an era of wealth, power, exploration and legacy. The very mention of...

 

Beating The Winter Blues Outdoors

Wintertime, for me, means show season and a lot of travel to places that are often far colder and icier than Brevard. The one thing I find intriguing is how often I hear people talking about how they...

 

Poaching Threatens Rare Plants And Animals

We entered Pisgah National Forest on U.S. 276 in Pisgah Forest, just like thousands of people do every year. I was travelling with a botanist and we had a very specific destination in mind. After a...

 

Gearing Up For Winter Fly Fishing

Winter fly fishing is much more gear intensive than wading up a summer stream in your flip flops with a pocket full of elk hair caddis and parachute adams. This kind of fishing is not for the...

 

Cyclocross Events Held Across The Country

Cyclocross racing is all about preparing – for the conditions, for the effort, and for the logistics of the season. After a myriad of states and several trips up and down the east coast, through...

 

Ridgeline Closings Scheduled

Ridgeline trail in DuPont State Recreational Forest will closed today through Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. according the staff at DuPont. The trail will be closed again on Dec 1, 8, 11,...

 

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