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MountainTrue Brings No Man's Land Film Festival To Brevard

MountainTrue and Transylvania County Tourism are proud to bring No Man's Land Film Festival (NMLFF) – the premier all-women adventure film festival – to western North Carolina for a second year....

 

Wildlife Commission Offers Tips For Turkey Hunters

Wild turkey season runs April 13 through May 11 this year, preceded by a youth-only turkey season from April 6 through April 12. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission offers these tips for turkey hunters: •Hunting is not allowed where bait has...

 
 By Kelly Holland    Outdoors    March 25, 2019 

Habitat At Home: Shade Your Stream

Have a stream in your backyard or neighborhood that could use some TLC? Learn how to “shade your stream” for a healthier, more stable stream. If you have a small stream in your yard or neighborhood, you have probably noticed some changes lately....

 

SylvanSport VAST Named #1 RV For Outdoor Adventure At RVX

At the RV Industry Association’s first RVX Reveal event last week, SylvanSport competed against more than 400 RVs across nine categories. SylvanSport VAST was voted the #1 RV for Outdoor Adventure by RVX judges. While it may seem only natural for...

 

Please, Stop Climbing Over The Wall

Due to human disturbance on Devil's Courthouse at milepost 422.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, peregrine falcons have yet to nest this year. Once an annual site for males set on attracting a mate, this...

 

PCWE Offers Free Programs In April

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 April. Online registration is required for the workshops,...

 

Stay, Pay And Play In Transylvania County

Have you ever taken a look at a hotel/motel receipt and noticed the extra taxes added to your room? Did you know some of these additional taxes might go directly back into the county where you...

 

NCWRC Seeks Public Input On Draft Catfish Management Plan

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) is seeking public input on its draft Catfish Management Plan until March 31. The plan, which is an update to the Commission’s 2007 Catfish Management Plan, provides a general outline of goals and...

 

Destination Hike: Yellow Mountain Fire Tower

This week's destination hike is the Yellow Mountain fire tower above Lake Glenville. About an hour drive from Brevard, this stone foundation fire tower was built in 1934 by the U.S. Forest Service...

 

Wildlife Commission To Close Hatchery Waters

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close about 1,000 miles of hatchery supported trout waters to fishing one-half hour after sunset on Feb. 28 and reopen them at 7 a.m. on April 6. While fishing is closed, Commission personnel will stock...

 

N.C. Wildlife Commission Seeks Nominees For Annual Small Game Award

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations for its Lawrence G. Diedrick Small Game Award, which recognizes an individual or organization whose actions have significantly and positively impacted North Carolina’s small game...

 

South Toe Trailhead Parking Area Expanded

The Appalachian Ranger District will close the South Toe Trailhead parking area across from Black Mountain Campground on the Pisgah National Forest for improvements starting March 4, 2019. The South Toe Trailhead is an access point for five...

 

The Swiss Army Knife Of The Digital Age

What is technology's place in the outdoors? Often we go out and immerse ourselves in nature in order to detach from modern society. We seek peace and serenity, enjoying the sound of the wind blowing...

 

MountainTrue Seeks To Map Whirling Disease With Innovative Technology

Whirling disease (Myxobolis cerebralis) is a parasite in the same phylum as jellyfish and is native to Eurasia. Whirling disease became infamous in North America after it harmed some of the continent'...

 

Free Turkey Hunting Seminars Offered

The N.C. Wildlife Re-sources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering 11 free turkey hunting seminars across the state in March. The seminars, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., are open on a first-come, first-served...

 

Déjà Vu: Winter In The Mountains

This last part of winter is when I feel the cold the most, when spring is just around the corner and the sap is near rising. Soon the forest floor will be green once again, and delicate ephemeral wild...

 

Prescribed Burns: Beneficial And Cost Effective For Managing Habitat

Some people see smoke in the vicinity of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission game lands and their immediate thoughts go to wildfires. What they’re witnessing is actually one of the most beneficial and cost-effective methods of managing habitat for...

 

Muddy Sneakers Wins Best Of The Blue Ridge Awards

Muddy Sneakers, an outdoor science education program, recently received two Best of the Blue Ridge awards. Blue Ridge Outdoors announced in its January issue that Muddy Sneakers took top honors in...

 

New Traditional Sporting Groups Formed In County

Many state wildlife agencies across the country worry about their future funding sources, with trends in hunting and fishing license sales declining. This problem that state agencies started to...

 

Wildflowers Of DuPont State Forest Talk Set - Brevard, NC

Many interests overlap, and perhaps a common intersection is this area is hiking and wild flowers and gardening. Many people walk extensively in DuPont State Recreational Forest and the Blue Ridge...

 

Fishing Tips To Help Beat The Winter Blues

As I travel around to fishing shows, I often hear people talking about wanting to get on the stream and go fishing once it warms up. In reality, some of our best fishing of the year in the Southern...

 

Pisgah Conservancy Receives Grant For Trail Maintenance

The National Forest Foundation has awarded a $22,000 grant through its 2019 Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences Program to The Pisgah Conservancy for maintenance work on the Art Loeb, Exercise, and Eastatoe Trails on the Pisgah Ranger...

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•1206, 475-B, 477, Wash Creek Rd., Courthouse Creek Rd. all closed in Pisgah •Blue Ridge Parkway is closed •Trees down on Butter Gap Trail •Trees down on Spencer Gap Trail •Tree down on Lower Trace Ridge trail •Trees down on Joel Branch T...

 

A Child As Your Guide

My friend Ellen asked me recently, "Would you be able to do a presentation for people in my neighborhood about hiking with grandkids?" That started my wheels turning. I not only hiked a lot with my...

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•1206, 475-B, 477, Wash Creek Rd., Courthouse Creek Rd. all closed in Pisgah •Blue Ridge Parkway is closed •Pisgah is a mess from the winter storm. Use caution in the forest. Hundreds of trees down across forest •Trees down on Butter Gap...

 

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