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 By Alison Houtz    Outdoors

Go Outdoors: Where Babies And Birds Play

When Vanessa Gilliam was growing up, she recalls outdoor play being a significant part of her childhood. As she became a professional childcare provider, however, she noticed that t... — Updated 11/29/2021

 

DOT Yearly Litter Collection Exceeds 12 Million Pounds

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) crews, contractors and volunteers have collected more than 12 million pounds of litter from roadsides, further solid-ifying this year as a record-setting one. “People all across Nor... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

Lots To Be Thankful For, And To Enjoy, Outside

I guess in today's news world of looking for the next big story, or cashing in on yesterdays for whatever reason, certain milestones get overlooked. This year marks the 400-year... — Updated 11/22/2021

 
 By Kevin Adams    Outdoors

How To Create A Different Kind Of Waterfall List

Waterfallers are a lot like birders. They love seeing new waterfalls, just as birders love seeing new birds. And like birders, many waterfallers keep a list of all the waterfalls... — Updated 11/15/2021

 

Webinar To Focus On Cherokee Plant Gathering Methods

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is hosting a free 30-minute webinar titled Traditional Gathering Methods of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, in recognition of Native American Heritage Month.... — Updated 11/8/2021

 

I-40 Bridge Replacement Designed To Help Wildlife

It’s a legitimate question in the Pigeon River Gorge: How do the bear, the deer and the elk get to the other side of the interstate? The answer will soon be, by walking underneath it, according to a N.C. Department of... — Updated 11/8/2021

 
 By Allison Houtz    Outdoors

Things To Do To Help Monarchs On Their Long Trip

Every fall, millions of monarchs make their way down to the equator to flee the harsh winter conditions that would await them up north. On their journey down to Mexico, however,... — Updated 11/8/2021

 

Recruiting Underway For Crews To Care For National Forests

The Student Conser-vation Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting environmental education, and the U.S. Forest Service sponsored the southern region’s first-ever Roving Forest Management Corps, a young adult... — Updated 11/8/2021

 

A Woman's Journey Of Fly Fishing In Pisgah

Transylvania County is well known for its forests, mountains and rivers, a natural wonderland that is open to all. Or is it? Jessica Whitmire will share a program, "A Woman's... — Updated 11/1/2021

 

The White Squirrel Hiking Challenge Returns

The popular White Squirrel Hiking Challenge is back, according to a Conserving Carolina news release. Participants are invited to take on eight hikes, all on lands that Conserving... — Updated 10/25/2021

 
 By Kevin Adams    Outdoors

Waterfalls' Healing Effects Require No Prescription

Editor's note: The original version of this story incorrectly reported the name of the author, who is Kevin Adams. When conservationists talk about the need for protecting the envir... — Updated 10/21/2021

 

Fall Hunting Season 2021 Now Ramping Up

Each year the late summer marks the beginning of hunting season. You might think of it has a soft opening as archery, muzzleloader, youth deer and dove season all come in on the... — Updated 10/18/2021

 

SylvanSport Invites Public To Free Showing Of 'The River Runner'

SylvanSport invites everyone for a free showing of the film “The River Runner” on Thursday, October 21. Bring a camp chair, a favorite drink, and enjoy this inspiring movie at SylvanSport’s 21 Welcome St. location, about... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

Veterans May Now Fish Trout Waters For Free

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission established the Mountain Heritage Trout Waters Program in 2008 to promote trout fishing as a heritage tourism activity on trout waters that run through 17 mountain communities in western... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

U.S. Senators Tillis, Burr Support Wildlife Conservation Bill

U.S. Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr are co-sponsoring the most significant wildlife conser-vation bill in nearly half a century, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), according to a N.C. Wildlife Resources... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

Trail Closures Remain In Place On Blue Ridge Parkway

Due to a bear attack on park visitors last Wednesday temporary trail closures and food prohibitions are expected to remain in place until Friday, Oct. 8, near the Folk Art Center, at Milepost 382 in Asheville, on the Blue Ridge... — Updated 10/6/2021

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

A Favorite Hike: Trekking To Cold Mountain's Summit

Recently, the weather has taken a turn towards autumn, with brisk mornings and evenings and gorgeous, temperate afternoons. Hiking in the early fall is my favorite time of year.... — Updated 10/4/2021

 

Wildlife Center Moving Programs To DuPont

The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, managed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, will relocate its programming to the DuPont State Recreational Forest and other locations throughout the region while the center is... — Updated 10/4/2021

 

Free Guided Tours Planned At The Cradle

FIND Outdoors, a local 49-year-old nonprofit in Pisgah Forest, is offering free, one-hour guided tours on the historic Biltmore Campus Trail at the Cradle of Forestry each week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 3... — Updated 9/27/2021

 

Tropical Depression Fred Hits Transylvania Outdoors

Being an outfitter on the headwaters of the French Broad River, located at mile marker 0 for 30 years, has led me to witnessing many interesting storm events. Our business and... — Updated 9/20/2021

 

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Says Outbreak Impacting Songbirds Subsiding

  N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission officials announced Friday that the outbreak affecting song-birds since May 2020 seems to be subsiding and, thanks to diligent reporting by North Carolina residents, it appears not to have not... — Updated 9/13/2021

 

Sierra Nevada, Bike Industry Raising Funds For Disaster Relief

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has teamed with Paul Component Engineering and other notable cycling industry brands to build a pair of fully custom bicycles to raise funds and awareness... — Updated 9/13/2021

 

New Initiative Will 'Race To Restore' PNF Trails

FIND Outdoors is launching the "Race to Restore" initiative to benefit the trail systems throughout the Pisgah National Forest, which includes the 6,500-acre Pink Beds Valley. Due... — Updated 9/8/2021

 
 By Kevin Adams    Outdoors

Some Visit Waterfalls To Experience The 'Spray Cliff'

When most people visit a waterfall in Transylvania County, or anywhere else, they don't think about the things they can't see or experience. They enjoy how the waterfall excites... — Updated 9/6/2021

 

Fourth Annual DuPont Festival Scheduled For Sept. 25

On National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 25, Friends of DuPont Forest will host the 4th annual DuPont Forest Festival, an event celebrating the adventure, wildness and beauty... — Updated 8/30/2021

 

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