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Local Guide Highlights The Joys Of Winter Hiking

When's the last time you experienced the magic of the forest in the winter? For me it was last year. Right now, I'm full of anticipation and excitement about the amazing things the forest will show...

 

Kids In Camp Possible Thanks To Donations – Transylvania County, NC

In 2019, thanks to generous donations from local supporters, Kids in Camp (KIC) was able to provide one-to-three weeks of overnight summer camp to 42 Transylvania County children, whose families...

 

Destination Hike: Canebrake Trail in Gorges State Park

When people hear Gorges State Park, they normally think of Rainbow Falls and Turtleback Falls. While these two vistas certainly are beautiful to look at, they tend to get crowded due to their growing...

 

Whitmire To Present Program On Pisgah Game Preserve

The Transylvania County Library's Discover Natural Transylvania series on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. will feature "The Story of the Pisgah Game Preserve" with David Whitmire. The program will...

 

Anonymous Donor Offers Parkway Challenge

Just in time for the holiday giving season, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is announcing a matching grant for the organization's new Trails & Views Forever Fund. An anonymous donor is offering...

 

NCWRC Reminds Waterfowl Hunters To Practice Safety While Boating

As duck season continues across the state, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission urges waterfowl hunters to share their boat with someone new to hunting. “North Carolina has a rich tradition of waterfowl hunting, and mentoring someone new to...

 

U.S. Forest Service Urges Public To 'Know Before You Go'

With winter fast approaching, the U.S. Forest Service urges outdoor enthusiasts to “Know Before You Go” and follow simple tips to stay safe when visiting the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie and Croatan national forests during the colder months. “Th...

 

Art Loeb's Daughter Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Trail Dedication

Fifty years ago on Nov. 9, 1969 a 30-mile trail was dedicated to my father, Arthur J. Loeb. As a tribute to him, after an early death on Dec. 5, 1968, when he was 54, the U.S. Forest Service and the C...

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•Tree down across road on South Ridge Road near Sleepy Gap Trail •Several trees down on lower Sycamore Trail •Three trees down on Squirrel Gap Trail •Long Branch Trail overgrown and washed out in spots •Several hornets’ nests on...

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Invites Public Input On Proposed Special Events Involving Temporary Closures

The National Park Service announced the opportunity to provide input on two proposed special use permits, which could include temporary, full closures of sections of the Parkway motor road near Roanoke, Va., and Asheville in the spring and summer of...

 

Transylvania Native To Discuss Trail Work In The Wild

Join Wilderness Ranger Jesse Lutz for "10 Years on Trails: A Decade of Trail Work in the Wild" on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. His presentation...

 

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 additional acres for public...

 

Pisgah TU Hosts Female Fly Fishing Film Screening

A free public screening of "The Orvis 50/50 On The Water Film Tour" will take place at the Nov.14 meeting of the Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Brevard's DFR Room, starting at 6:30 p.m. The...

 

Join Conserving Carolina For A Members Hike At Rocky Mountain

Join Conserving Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 23, for a Members Hike at Rocky Mountain in Fletcher. Rocky Mountain is a current land protection project located in Henderson County. Conserving Carolina...

 

Habitat At Home: Leave Seedheads Standing

Autumn usually calls for cleaning up and pruning flowerbeds for spring blooms. But did you know you can forgo the clipping while still maximizing the benefits of your garden during harsh winter...

 

Whitmire Praises Agreement Between USDA And State

On this past September 25th, the National Forests in North Carolina, including our own Pisgah District received a signed Memorandum of Understanding. This MOU was signed by the North Carolina Departme...

 

Popular White Squirrel Hiking Challenge Returns

The popular White Squirrel Hiking Challenge is back. Participants are invited to take on eight hikes, all on lands that Conserving Carolina has helped protect. The challenge will take hikers to new trails, dramatic views, famous waterfalls, the...

 

Young Coyotes 'Wandering' For New Territory, N.C. Biologists Say

Hearing or seeing more coyotes these days? You’re not alone, say biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. According to them, it is common for North Carolinians to report seeing and hearing coyotes more often in October and November....

 

N.C. Wildlife Recommends Wearing Orange

Fall is here, and so is the hunting season. Many take to the woods this time of year to enjoy the brisk weather and fall foliage, and its important to be aware of hunting activity in the area if you'r...

 

Conserving Carolina Will Host Headwaters State Forest Guided Hike Oct. 25

Conserving Carolina is hosting a guided hike to Bursted Rock in Headwaters State Forest on Friday, Oct. 25. Southeast stewardship manager Pam Torlina will lead the 5.2, strenuous, out-and-back hike....

 

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...

 

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