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Commission Asks Public To Report Hellbenders

With Delayed Harvest Trout Waters now open, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public, in particular trout anglers, to report any sightings of hellbenders (water dogs) to the...

 

Deer Hunters: Think Twice Before Pulling The Trigger

As deer hunting season commences around the state, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From the Hunt campaign reminds hunters to be aware of their surroundings and positively identify their target before pulling the trigger. “Every...

 

Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education Offers Free November Workshops

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,...

 

Allison To Lead N.C. Outdoor Recreation Industry

On Thursday in Asheville, in front of the 500 attendees at the Outdoor Economy Conference, N.C. Senate Majority Whip Rick Gunn announced the appointment of Asheville businesswoman Amy Allison as the next director of the N.C. Outdoor Recreation...

 

Group Celebrates 30th Birthday With 30 Mile Run

Morning arrived early on May 25, 2019. Too early. My girlfriend Carrie and I departed Swannanoa before the sun rose from the surrounding hills; it was 4 a.m. and time for a jog. We soon joined 13...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    October 7, 2019

Destination Hike: Sam Knob, Find High Elevation Fall Color

One of my favorite things about living in Transylvania County is the ability to stretch out fall by seeking out its first signs up at higher elevations and progressively moving further down the...

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•Several hornets’ nests on “Middle” Black Mountain Trail •Tree down on Laurel Mountain Trail •Tree down on Squirrel Gap Trail between Weed Knob and Laurel Gap •Tree down on Laurel Mountain Trail two miles from Yellow Gap Road....

 

Riverkeepers Release Testing Results On Local Rivers

Each week throughout the spring, summer and fall, MountainTrue’s French Broad, Green and Broad Riverkeepers release new, up-to-date bacteria testing results for monitoring sites at public access points in the French Broad, Green, and Broad River...

 

How 'Rise And Shine' Scholars Learned To Love Hiking

The best thing about the Rise & Shine hiking club was the way they connected, said some of the young people who took part. This summer, they explored trails in Bracken Mountain Preserve. The...

 

Public Lands Celebrated

This Saturday, National Public Lands Day will be celebrated with the second annual DuPont Forest Festival, free access at the Cradle of Forestry and the annual National Hunting and Fishing Day at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. The Friends...

 

French Broad Riverkeeper Releases Report On River's Health

Each week throughout the spring, summer and fall, MountainTrue’s French Broad, Green and Broad Riverkeepers release new, up-to-date bacteria testing results for monitoring sites at public access points in the French Broad, Green, and Broad River...

 

Tree Stand Accidents Account For The Majority Of Hunting Injuries And Deaths

Since the 2017 hunting season, seven hunters in North Carolina have lost their lives in a tree stand incident. As deer season begins, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters to follow safety guidelines when hunting from a tree stand....

 

EPA Awards Multi-Million Dollar Grant To NC To Protect Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $3,682,900 to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality to support management of nonpoint sources of water pollution. The funding will be used for a variety of projects designed to...

 

Fall 2019 Monarch Predictions For Transylvania County

Some events in our past stand out as one of those "when and where" moments in life. One for myself was the fall of 1977 on the football field in Rosman. On a clear crisp September afternoon during a s...

 

Sierra Club to Discuss Upcoming Forest Plan

The Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Josh Kelly, public lands biologist for Mountain True, Thursday, September 26, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the issues involved in the soon-to-be-released new...

 

WCU, Regional Partners Planning An Expanded Outdoor Economy Conference In Asheville Oct. 10

The second annual Outdoor Economy Conference is growing in size and scope this year, with representatives from Western Carolina University and the regional Growing Outdoors Partnership expecting...

 

Conserving Carolina Earns National Land Trust Recognition

Americans strongly support saving the natural areas, farmland and forests they love. For more than 30 years, Conserving Carolina has been doing just that for the people of western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. Now Conserving Carolina...

 

Celebrate National Hunting And Fishing Day Sept. 28

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host three outdoor events on Sept. 28 in support of National Hunting and Fishing Day. Each wildlife conservation-focused event, held on the coast, the piedmont and the mountains of North Carolina, will...

 

Conserving Carolina's Fall Hiking Series Begins On Friday, Sept. 27

Conserving Carolina invites the community to enjoy the work that conservation organizations have done over the years to preserve the area's natural resources and to take in the beauty of the fall...

 

Special Day Designated For Young Hunters

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has designated Saturday, Sept. 28, as a Youth Deer Hunting Day for 2019. On this day, youth 17 and younger may use any legal weapon to hunt deer of either sex...

 

Paddling Pisgah: A Backcountry Gem

Pisgah National Forest is known for its greenery and gradient. Cascading creeks weave between a sea of rocky peaks, only interrupted by the occasional gravel road or forest path, yet otherwise this...

 

Overmountain Shelter Closed Because It's No Longer Safe

In order to protect public safety, the Appalachian Ranger District has closed the Overmountain Shelter, which is located in Avery County near the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) and Overmountain Victory...

 

Grandfather Mountain To Host 'Creatures Of The Night And Bonfire Delight' September 21

Visitors are familiar with Grandfather Mountain’s resident animals, including black bears, bald eagles, cougars, river otters and elk. But what do they do after dark? Guests can find out Saturday, Sept. 21, at Grandfather Mountain’s annual...

 

Locals Attend Snowshoe Mountain Bike World Cup

Thousands of fans descended upon Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia this past weekend to watch the year's final installment of the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and to watch the...

 

September Is Monarch Month At The North Carolina Arboretum

Every fall, as the air turns cooler and the leaves begin to look like they are ready for a change, the sky is dotted with monarch butterflies. For as long as anyone can remember, they have been...

 

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