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Library To Show 'Jocassee: Jewel Of The Escarpment' On Feb. 20

The Transylvania County Library’s Discover Natural Transylvania series will show the film “Jocassee: Jewel of the Escarpment” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20. This is the rescheduled presentation for the postponed January Discover Natural...

 

New Map To Highlight Regional Wilderness Areas – Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah Map Company is creating a new map for the Shining Rock and Middle Prong Wilderness Areas within Pisgah National Forest. The map is still in progress but is anticipated to be finalized in the co...

 

Registration Opens for Hiking Challenge

The community is invited to test themselves this spring in the Pisgah Challenge, a series of six free, guided hikes of increasing difficulty in Pisgah National Forest. Registration for the Challenge...

 

Destination Hike: Whitewater Road Waterfalls

I believe one of the great treasures often missed when visiting the mountains are the vast number of hidden gems hiding from us just mere steps off the beaten path. Whitewater Road (281 South)...

 

Zero Waste Group Hosts Presentations On Going Plant-Based – Brevard, NC

A local zero-waste collaborative, Moving to Conservers, has partnered with Wolfbrew Bottle Shop to bring an educational series on plant-based diets to the community in February and March. The two-month series is titled, “Plant-Based Diets and Susta...

 

Outdoor Gear Builders To Host Festival Showcasing WNC Brands

Outdoor Gear Builders (OGB), a western North Carolina gear builders association is celebrating its seventh year in existence and will host its sixth annual Get in Gear Fest on March 21 at the Salvage...

 

DuPont Single-Track Trails Remain Closed

As of Monday morning, all single-track trails in DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) are still closed. In response to predicted rain combined with freeze-thaw temperatures expected over the next several days, officials at DSRF announced Friday...

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•All single-track trails in DuPont temporarily closed •Trees down and debris on Pilot Clove/ Slate Rock Trail •Black Mountain Trail in freeze/thaw cycle •North Slope Trail closed for tree removal at Davidson River Campground •Small tree...

 

Sierra Club To Meet Thursday

The leadership of the Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club will present its vision for the future of the group at 7:30 p.m., Thursday. The meeting will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church at the intersection of South Broad and Varsity streets in...

 

Conserving Carolina Gives Tips To Help At-Risk Bird Species

During the winter months, yard maintenance slows down. This serves as a great time to plan additions to your landscape, especially in favor of wildlife. If you're looking to provide more habitat for...

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•North Slope Trail closed for tree removal at Davidson River Campground •Tree down on Hilltop Trail in DuPont •Small tree down on Clawhammer Road midway up •Tree down on Fletcher Creek Trail •Trees down on Vineyard Gap Trail •Tree down...

 

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 on a way to reverse...

 

Forest Service Announces Campground Closure

Davidson River Campground, located on the Pisgah Ranger District, approximately 1- mile west of the community of Pisgah Forest, will be closed to the public from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15. Small sections of the following trails will also be closed:...

 

Local Rider Makes Wintertime Biking A Ritual

Golden hour approaches as I motor through the French Broad River floodplain. Farms and railroads become a blur in the rear-view mirror. It's a brisk winter afternoon and I'm late to meet friends at...

 

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 give people the...

 

Destination Hike: Caesars Head to Sassafras Mountain

Caesars Head to the summit of Sassafras Mountain via the Caesars Head Spur Trail is a 14-mile hike with over 3,000 feet of elevation gain but is well worth it for the spectacular views along the way....

 

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: All licenses that...

 

Habitat At Home: Garbage To Garden

Healthy soil is vital to sustaining plants, animals and humans. As humans we generate a great deal of waste, and we should be more mindful about what we send to the landfill. Rather than sending food...

 

North Carolina's State Parks To Host Hikes On New Year's Day

North Carolina’s New Year’s Day tradition of outdoor family adventure, exercise and exploring nature continues in 2020 with First Day Hikes throughout the state parks system. More than 45 guided...

 

Davidson River Campground To Close Jan. 15 – Feb. 15

The Davidson River Campground will be closed from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15 for the removal of several white pine trees, and some Virginia pines, affected by annosum root rot. According to Pisgah National...

 

A Nighttime Walk To Hooker Falls To Celebrate The Winter Solstice

To celebrate the winter solstice – the longest night of the year – a nighttime walk to Hooker Falls will be hosted by Conserving Carolina at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Meet at the Hooker Falls parking lot on D...

 

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 County. The 1990s were...

 

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 old, much of this...

 

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...

 

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