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 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors    July 15, 2019

Fly Fishing: Adapting To The Conditions – Transylvania County, NC

I have been very fortunate in my life to literally travel and fish the world. In all of my travels there is one common denominator. Regardless of how prepared I am when I leave the house, something...

 

'Hidden Rivers' To Be Presented July 16-Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Library and Transylvania Natural Resources Council will present “Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia” on Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. in the Rogow Room at the library. Lori...

 

Destination Hike: Confusion and Moonshine Falls

Our weekly destination hike takes explorers to two locations, Moonshine and Confusion Falls in the nearby South Carolina wilderness. About a 30-minute drive from Brevard, these falls are directly...

 
 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors    July 8, 2019

Local Biologist Questions New USFS Proposal-Pisgah National Forest

On June 13 the Trump Administration and the U.S. Forest Service released a proposal to "streamline" environmental analysis on national forests and grasslands. The National Environmental Policy Act...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    July 1, 2019

Destination Hike: Cove Creek Falls-Transylvania County, NC

Cove Creek Falls is a 50-foot waterfall located just past Cove Creek Group Campground in Pisgah National Forest. About a 2-miles round trip, the hike offers two “bonus” falls to visit on the way...

 

Foothills Trail Advisory-Transylvania County, NC

The Foothills Trail in upstate South Carolina will have temporary closures of the pedestrian bridge crossing the Toxaway River, where it empties into Lake Jocassee, due to bridge repairs. The...

 

NCWRC Announces That July 4 Will Be A Free Fishing Day In North Carolina

July 4 is Free Fishing Day in North Carolina. From 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina can fish for free in any public body of water, including coastal waters, without having to purchase a fishing license or additional trout fishing...

 

In July: Free Workshops Offered At Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education

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 July. Online registration...

 

Film Spotlights 'Guardians Of Our Troubled Waters'

Local film maker David Weintraub and the Center for Cultural Preservation premiered its latest film over this past weekend, “Guardians of Our Troubled Waters.” One of Weintraub’s past work,...

 

Arboretum To Host Youth Science Program At Gorges State Park

The North Carolina Arboretum, a 434-acre public garden headquartered in Asheville and an affiliate of the University of North Carolina System, has announced a new partnership with North Carolina...

 

Wildlife Commission: Fox Sightings Are Rising

Seeing foxes during the day recently? If so, it is likely because kit-rearing season is peaking. Young foxes, called kits or pups, are maturing and spending more time outside of the den, making...

 

Wild Turkey Harvest For 2019 Season Second-Highest Ever Recorded

Results from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s wild turkey harvest summary show this year’s harvest was the second highest ever recorded, with hunters across the state reporting 18,730...

 

French Broad Proves To Be A River For All Ages

Where did you find nature as a child? Susan Brown is an avid paddler who has lived in Transylvania County for the last 18 years, but she grew up in the suburbs of Detroit. These days, as a passionate advocate for the French Broad River, she meets...

 

The Return Of The Muskellunge

What The River Wants A floodplain restoration could help bring back muskie in the French Broad. Gigantic muskellunge – or muskie – have long made their home in the French Broad River. They’re a...

 

Sycamore Cycles Weekly Trail Report

•All single-track trails closed in DuPont State Forest •Washed out sections at top of Farlow Gap Trail •Tree down on North Slope Trail •Riverside Trail clear of downed trees •Tree down on Turkey Knob Trail •Wire mesh on Andy Cove Trail...

 

Macro Magic In The Forest Photography Workshop

The Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site invites the public to join Les and Janet Saucier for a workshop that will introduce the magic of macro photography. This unique art form may involve small objects, but getting that perfect shot involves practice...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    June 10, 2019

Working To Save Pisgah's Ash Trees

Public lands biologist Josh Kelly warned last Wednesday that conservation efforts must start now to save North America’s ash trees before they face a fate similar to the American Chestnut tree and...

 

North Carolina Recognized For Swift Water Rescues

North Carolina has received a special commendation from the Higgins and Langley Memorial Awards in Swift Water Rescue for the coordinated local, state and federal response to Hurricane Florence in...

 

MountainTrue and Pisgah Conservancy Talk about Saving Ash Trees in Pisgah on June 5

"Have you heard of the emerald ash borer (EAB)? It’s the pest that is killing ash trees throughout North America. EAB was discovered in Brevard last year and it is impacting trees all across Pisgah...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    June 3, 2019

Outdoor Destination: High Falls In Nantahala National Forest

This week’s outdoor destination is High Falls, also known as Cullowhee Falls, in neighboring Nantahala National Forest. Just north of Cashiers, High Falls marks the beginning of the west fork of...

 

Riders Enjoy WNC Flyer

Temperatures were more seasonal yesterday for riders that left Oskar Blues Brewery for the WNC Flyer, an annual cycling event that regularly draws 1,000 plus riders from all over the region and the...

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•North Slope Trail tree down blocking trail •Riverside Trail clear of downed trees •Tree down on Turkey Knob Trail •Wire mesh on Andy Cove Trail bridge trip hazard •Bridge out across Little River in DuPont •Trees down on Wagon Road Gap...

 

River Rangers Riding Herd On Davidson And Other Rivers

River rangers do incredible work. Their mission is to help people enjoy rivers while minimizing damage to these sensitive ecosystems. “Playing in and around water is a great way to experience...

 

Upper French Broad Riverfest Returns On June 22

From anglers, paddlers and tubers to folks who love an auto tour through a beautiful valley, Transyl-vania’s Upper French Broad River provides lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. This...

 

Nature Photographer Bill Lea To Dispel Myths About Black Bears

What is it about the black bear that we humans find so fascinating? Is it their size? Their strength? Or could it be our fear? Nature photographer and black bear advocate Bill Lea will answer these...

 

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