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Clubs And Organizations In Transylvania County

American Legion & Auxiliary, meets first Monday of each month, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St. Now a non-smoking facility. American Association of University Women, AAUW branch meetings are held at... — Updated 4/12/2021 Full story

 By Alex Perri    Features

Habitat Project Showing Good Results

Six months after completion, a wetland habitat restoration project that included the French Broad River is showing positive results. Conserving Carolina's natural resources manager... — Updated 4/7/2021 Full story


Lake Toxaway Native, Chad Fisher Named National Park Service Chief Of Wildland Fire

Chad Fisher, who has served as the National Park Service's (NPS) wildland fire operations program leader since 2017, has been selected as the NPS chief for the Branch of Wildland... — Updated 3/22/2021


Public Comment Needed For Migratory Game Bird Seasons

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public comment on the 2021-22 migratory game bird hunting seasons, specifically waterfowl, webless and extended falconry. Comments will be accepted March 12–19 on the Wildlife... — Updated 3/15/2021


Enjoying WNC's Bald Eagles Responsibly

With 32 new nests discovered over the past 16 years, bald eagles are more common in western North Carolina than they have been in decades, providing a thrill for those fortunate... — Updated 2/11/2021


The Music Of River Inspires Restoration – Transylvania County, NC

Editor's Note: Con-serving Carolina provided the following story and photos. There's a place that lived in Woody Platt's imagination long before he set foot there – the place... — Updated 1/27/2021


Bow Hunting DuPont State Recreational Forest – Transylvania County, NC

Hunting in general has seen a decline in participation numbers over the last two decades as more people in America live in more urbanized areas. Many people have moved away from... — Updated 11/23/2020


Pisgah National Forest Updates, Funding Usage

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council met Sept. 11 and Pisgah Ranger Dave Casey gave the following updates for the Pisgah District of the national forest. •The newly passed legislation, The Great American Outdoors Act, may... — Updated 9/28/2020

 By Alex Perri    Features

Work Returns River Section To Natural Habitat

A popular section of the Davidson River is now enhanced thanks to work from the Pisgah and Rocky River chapters of Trout Unlimited, along with the U.S. Forest Service and the North... — Updated 8/26/2020


Local Partnerships Lead To Habitat Improvement On Local Public Lands

On July 27 at the N.C. Arboretum, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue met with a few state officials and local conservationists to discuss issues surrounding Pisgah and Nantahala... — Updated 8/17/2020


Conservation Groups Work With Agencies To Improve Key Sections Of The Davidson River

Two chapters of the national conservation organization Trout Unlimited (TU) have partnered with the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) to improve a section of the... — Updated 7/27/2020


Project Aims To Improve City's Water Quality

Construction is underway on a project that will improve the reliability and quality of water for the city of Brevard, according to a press release. The city of Brevard and Resource... — Updated 7/13/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Dollar General Store Lawsuit Settled-Brevard NC

A settlement has been reached between the South Carolina Environ-mental Law Project (SCELP) and the developer (Broadway Group, LLC) of the Dollar General on U.S. 276. According to... — Updated 6/24/2020


Public Input Requested On Final Environmental Assessment For Genetically Engineered Crops To Support Southeast Wildlife Refuges

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has finalized the draft Programmatic Environ-mental Assessment (PEA) for the potential use of genetically engineered crops (GECs) on national wildlife refuges in the southeastern United... — Updated 6/8/2020


Residents: Don't Be Snowed By Dollar General

Dollar General’s recent public relation statements are eager to convince the public they are doing right by our county and area Fish & Wildlife office. If only the project at 276 and Becky Mountain Road truly reflected this.... — Updated 5/20/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

Dollar General Protestors Want Elktoe Study -Brevard NC

At a press conference on Wednesday, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) announced its initial steps in legal proceedings pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.... — Updated 5/19/2020


An Overview of Pisgah, Nantahala Forest Plan Draft

By David Whitmire In the Nantahala/Pisgah Forest Proposed Plan Revision, Transylvania County lies within two geographic areas (GAs) – the Pisgah Ledge and the Highland Domes. The proposed plan and draft environmental impact... — Updated 3/30/2020


Forest Service Needs Money

There is not a government agency or private enterprise that would not like to have more revenue. However, the U.S. Forest Service, and in particular the Pisgah Ranger District, truly needs more revenue. Three factors are driving... — Updated 2/24/2020


Trout Unlimited President to Speak at Local Event

Chris Wood, president & CEO of Trout Unlimited (TU), will be the keynote speaker at a late-February event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited,... — Updated 2/17/2020


Great Decisions Coming To Library In February

The Transylvania County Library will host Great Decisions, America’s largest discussion program on world affairs, beginning in February. In partnership with the World Affairs Council of WNC, UNC-A, Blue Ridge Community College... — Updated 1/15/2020


Wildlife Day Included Update On Forest Plan – Transylvania County, NC

Though the rain did not relent Saturday for WNC Wildlife Day at Headwaters Outfitters, outdoor sport enthusiasts of all ages showed up in droves for the event. As part of the day,... — Updated 1/15/2020


Headwaters Outfitters To Host WNC Wildlife Day

Headwaters Outfitters and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council will hold their Annual WNC Wildlife Day, Saturday, Jan. 11, at Headwaters Outfitters in Rosman. The WNC Wildlife Day is designed to promote local wildlife and... — Updated 1/6/2020


Wildlife Commission Makes Changes To Hunting License Fees

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) is announcing several changes to its hunting, inland fishing and trapping license structure and associated fees, which are set to go into effect on Jan. 1. Specific changes include:... — Updated 12/23/2019


Construction Starting Soon On French Broad River Bridge

Transportation crews will soon start a significant stage in the project to widen Interstate 26 at the French Broad River. Following several weeks of clearing near bridges on I-26 that cross the river, crews from the Fluor-United... — Updated 12/23/2019


Enviva Forest Conservation Fund Partners With DU

Thanks to a generous donation from Ducks Unlimited (DU) and the Enviva Forest Conser-vation Fund, The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) purchased 6,310... — Updated 11/11/2019


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