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Weekly Destination Hike: Cantrell Creek Lodge

Our weekly destination hike is the site of the Cantrell Creek lodge in Pisgah National Forest. Access to where the lodge once stood can be easy, with little elevation gain for hikers, or it can be...

 

Muddy Sneakers Presents Mountainfilm

Local outdoor education program Muddy Sneakers is hosting the Mountainfilm tour at Highland Brewing this Friday. The evening is sure to be a spectacular night of community and film as we celebrate our shared passion for the outdoors. The featured...

 

Pondering The Past, Looking Towards The Future

The forest was dark, enshrouded in mist that hung thick between the trees like spiderwebs and softened sound. It was cold and damp, the kind of weather that cuts straight through your clothes, and I...

 

Kids In Camp Provides Access To More Students

The summer of 2017 was an enormous success and lots of fun for the 35 Transylvania County children who attended one-three weeks at overnight camps in western North Carolina. Fifteen camps partner...

 

Some Wild Facts About The Thanksgiving Bird

Maybe you're already dreaming about Thanksgiving: turkey, stuffing, all the pies. And maybe you thought you knew everything about turkeys. Think again. Wild turkeys are not hard to find – if you...

 

Local Riders Claim Spots On Swank 65 Podium

Wes Dickson (left) and Joe Driver (right) from the Sycamore Cycles team claimed second and third places on the podium Sunday during the 19th Annual Sycamore Cycles SWANK 65. First place went to...

 

Pigs TU Chapter: Trout Unlimited Receives Conservation Grant

Pisgah Trout Unlimited (Pisgah TU) has received a grant of $8,000 through the Trout Unlimited Embrace A Stream grant program for its Cantrell Creek Trail Project. Pisgah TU applied for the grant in cooperation with Asheville’s Land O’ Sky...

 

Pisgah Wildlife Center Offers Free Programs In November

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 throughout the month of November. Online registration is required for the workshops,...

 

Building A Local Conservation Coalition

Over the past four years, I have had the privilege of representing sportsman as the Chair of The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council (FWCC) covering the 18 Counties in western North Carolina. My...

 

Guidry To Speak To Pisgah Sierra Club

The Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Jason Guidry, forest supervisor at DuPont State Recreational Forest, on Oct. 26. Guidry will present an overview of DuPont State Recreational Forest,...

 

Educational Program To Treat Hemlocks

On Friday, Oct. 27, at 3:30 p.m. the Transylvania Cooperative Extension staff will be hosting a hands-on training for homeowners interested in treating hemlocks on their own or getting information on...

 

The Lengthening Of Shadows

The air was warm, and the sun on our backs made for a comfortable fall day casting to deep pools and long runs of broken water on an October trout stream. It was the kind of day where a coat was too...

 

Lady Slipper Speaker Series Features Monarch Enthusiast

The Lady Slipper Speaker Series, presented by Conserving Carolina – formerly Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy – welcomes Kim Bailey to Brevard College on Oct. 18....

 

Author To Discuss 'Secrets Of The Smokies' Oct. 17 - Brevard, NC

The 2017 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in October with “Secrets of the Smokies” presented by author Ben Anderson. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library and is made possible by the...

 

This Week's Outdoor Destination: Bubbling Springs Branch

This week's outdoor destination hike is Bubbling Springs Branch, a tributary of the Pigeon River. Bubbling Springs Branch can be viewed from the road (N.C. 215), or from a short hike to the bottom of...

 

Learn About 'Camera Trapping' Wildlife At PARI

The public is invited to learn about "camera trapping" wildlife and the Candid Critters citizen science project during an Evening at PARI program Friday, Oct. 13, on the PARI campus. The evening's act...

 

This Week's Outdoor Destination: Dill Falls

Our destination hike this week is Dill Falls, a ten-minute hike from the car. Dill Falls is located on Tanasee Creek, which feeds Wolf Lake in Jackson County. Easy to reach and beautiful, this 65 foot...

 

Work Hard To Play Harder

Gone are the days of few responsibilities, low stress, and enjoying the outdoors after returning home from school. The reality now is that we have to work before we have time to play. And that...

 

Delayed Harvest Waters Open Sunday, Oct. 1

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will implement Delayed Harvest Trout Waters regulations on 34 trout waters in 20 western North Carolina counties on Oct. 1. Prior to Oct. 1, Hatchery Supported...

 

MountainTrue And Asheville Design Center To Merge

MountainTrue, an environmental nonprofit serving western North Carolina, and the Asheville Design Center (ADC) today announced that the two organizations will merge effective October 1, 2017. As a result of the merger, Asheville Design Center will...

 

Pisgah Conservancy Seeks Input On Signs In Forest

Ever wonder whether your knees or lungs can handle this trail, how a unique geologic formation came to be, or how many more false summits there are before you get to the top? Would better information in strategic spots help? Now’s your chance to...

 

Cradle Seeks Volunteers For National Public Lands Day Projects On Saturday, Sept. 30

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites individuals, families and groups who are passionate about caring for their public lands to participate in National Public Lands Day service projects Saturday, September 30. Participants have options of...

 

Pisgah Center To Celebrate National Hunting, Fishing Day - Pisgah Forest, NC

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a free, family-friendly event celebrating fishing, hunting and wildlife conservation on Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Brevard. The event is one of...

 

Hemorrhagic Disease Reported In Southern Appalachian Deer

After receiving multiple reports of dead, dying or sick deer in the Southern Appalachians, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said that hunters may see dead deer this hunting season but that the...

 

Outdoor Destination: Confusion And Moonshine Falls

Our weekly destination hike takes explorers to two locations, Moonshine and Confusion Falls in the nearby South Carolina wilderness. About a 30-minute drive from Brevard, these falls are directly...

 

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