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 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

 
 By Abby Williams    Outdoors

Forest Bathing Is More Than Just A Walk In The Woods

Instead of rushing to one destination – a certain waterfall or mountain lookout – have you ever just moved through the trees slowly, with a noticing eye, and become part of the... — Updated 3/15/2021

 

Prescribed Burns Helds This Week In Area – Transylvania County, NC

Headwaters State Forest, located in the southeastern portion of Transylvania County, completed two prescribed burns this week on Monday and Tuesday. Both burns were approximately 145-acres in size, according to Headwaters Ranger... — Updated 3/10/2021

 

Despite Dams, Toxaway River Remains Wild

On still nights from my house, I can hear Toxaway Falls at over 1.25 miles away when the river runs full. The Toxaway River is a loud river. In its 9-mile course from its beginning... — Updated 2/15/2021

 

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

 

How Transylvania County Lead The State In Bear Conservation – Transylvania County, NC

I can remember well as my grandfather rushed into the house excitedly saying, "I saw a bear track." He worked for the N.C. Department of Transportation and saw the track off a... — Updated 1/18/2021

 

Local Fruits Of Winter In Transylvania County

When most of us think of fruit trees or berries in western North Carolina, we usually think apple, pear, plum and other common warm season fruits. Rightly so because that is what... — Updated 12/22/2020

 

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

 

Fighting The Trash Pandemic Locally Makes An Impact

We, as citizens of Transylvania County, should be immensely proud of how we have worked together to keep our county's COVID-19 numbers down this summer. A quick look shows an infect... — Updated 10/26/2020

 

Henderson Paddles Horsepasture By Packraft

Within a county known as the "Land of Waterfalls," Gorges State Park might contain the highest concentration of cascades within any of our region's public land units. Transylvania... — Updated 10/12/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Small Area Plan Survey Results Presented – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently met for the first time since the spring and the county’s Interim Planning and Community Development Director Allen McNeill presented the results from a public input... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Two Local Firefighters Treated, Released From Hospital

Two firefighters were transported Wednesday night to Transylvania Regional Hospital for overexertion and dehydration after responding to a fire at a home on Steel Creek Road, which sits on U.S. 276 behind Cedar Mountain Baptist... — Updated 8/17/2020

 
 By Staff Reports    News

Two Firefighters OK After Being Taken To Hospital-Brevard NC

Two firefighters were transported Wednesday night to Transylvania Regional Hospital for overexertion and dehydration after responding to a fire at a home on Steel Creek Road, which sits on U.S. 276 behind Cedar Mountain Baptist... — Updated 8/13/2020

 

More Land Added To DuPont State Recreational Forest – Transylvania County, NC

There is now more land in DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF), including clear trout streams, rare wildflowers and important wildlife habitat. On July 1, Conserving Carolina... — Updated 7/27/2020

 

Weeks Act Helped Create National Forests In North Carolina

One of the most important pieces of environmental legislation ever enacted by Congress was the passage of the Weeks Act on March 1, 1911. Named for its chief sponsor, Congressman... — Updated 7/9/2020

 

The French Broad - A Source Of Endless Adventures

Transylvania County is no stranger to outdoor adventure recreation. Amongst Pisgah's high peaks, hidden rivulets within Headwaters State Forest, waterfalls of Gorges State Park,... — Updated 6/22/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

First Phase Of Reopening Pisgah National Forest Getting Underway-Brevard NC

Pisgah National Forest has released a new forest order, opening several of the trails and roads that were closed in the previous forest order signed on April 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Camping is still prohibited in the... — Updated 5/15/2020

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

Closures •Gorges State Park is still closed, but plans to reopen park trails and restrooms on May 13. •DuPont State Recreational Forest is still closed to the public, and officials are working on a plan to reopen. •Ivestor... — Updated 5/12/2020

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

Closures •Ivestor Gap, Daniel Ridge Loop, Looking Glass Rock, Slick Rock Falls, Cat Gap, North Face, the Art Loeb (Davidson River to Joel Branch FSR 5002 and Black Balsam Road FSR 816 to Camp Daniel Boone, Moore Cove, Campground... — Updated 4/27/2020

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

Closures •Ivestor Gap, Daniel Ridge Loop, Looking Glass Rock, Slick Rock Falls, Cat Gap, North Face, the Art Loeb (Davidson River to Joel Branch FSR 5002 and Black Balsam Road FSR 816 to Camp Daniel Boone, Moore Cove, Campground... — Updated 4/20/2020

 

Updated: More Closures In Pisgah National Forest

In alignment with current federal, state and local guidance for social distancing and to ensure health and safety of its employees, visitors and volunteers, Pisgah National Forest... — Updated 4/15/2020 Full story

 

Wet Weather Makes For Good Boating in Headwaters State Forest

Joining a large swath of protected lands along Transylvania County’s southern boundary, Headwaters State Forest opened to the public in September 2018. Following nine years of... — Updated 3/9/2020

 

Conservation At Risk With Fewer Hunters, Fishermen

Since the 1980s, sportsmen and women, especially in the hunting sports, have been on a participation decline, and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Council (NCWRC) is working... — Updated 1/13/2020

 
 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors

Biologist Looks Back at County's Decade in Conservation

With the 2010's wrapping up, you're going to see lots of "best of the decade" lists. This is probably the only one you will see for conservation achievements in Transylvania... — Updated 12/17/2019

 

Wildlife Destination: Cold Mountain Game Lands

Just over the mountain on Highway 215 in Haywood County lies 3,631 acres of NC Wildlife Resource Commission (NCWRC) Land. A relatively new game lands addition, just over 10 years... — Updated 12/17/2019

 

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