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Songbirds, Shorebirds And Other Migratory Birds To Benefit From $18 Million In Funding

Each spring, the air fills with the calls of millions of migratory birds making their annual journeys from wintering grounds in the southern hemisphere to breeding grounds in North America. Yet...

 

Weekly Outdoor Destination: Explore 50-Foot Waterfall At Cathey's Creek Falls

Our outdoor destination this week is Cathey's Creek Falls, a 50-foot waterfall just west of Brevard on Cathey's Creek. The falls are named for a Revolutionary War veteran, Captain George Cathey....

 
 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors    July 30, 2018

The Environment Is Collateral Damage In Global Economics

This has been a year of bad news when it comes to invasive species, and, unfortunately, that seems familiar now. After losing most of our hemlocks to hemlock woolly adelgid in the past decade and...

 

Do The Things You Are Afraid To Do

Recently I volunteered at a local mountain bike camp. Myself and other professional racers and riders told stories of racing and training. We offered a round table discussion of all topics cycling and the questions varied. What to eat before a race?...

 

Paddle Through History And The Mountain Lily Jetties

In 1876, after heavy debate, a bill in Congress was passed that appropriated $25,000 dollars to the improvement of the upper French Broad "channel." After being declared navigable, which prompted an...

 

Cradle Of Forestry To Celebrate The Historical Locomotives That Traveled Pisgah National Forest

The Cradle of Forestry invites the public to enjoy a Saturday, July 21, program about western North Carolina’s logging train history and the 1914 Climax logging locomotive on display at the Cradle. Visitors will learn about the locomotive and...

 

Camp Muddy Sneakers Expands Programming

In the 2018 season, Camp Muddy Sneakers celebrates five years of kids learning, exploring and discovering nature. This summer, Camp Muddy Sneakers is branching out by offering new nature experiences...

 

Mountain Wildlife Days To Celebrate 15th Anniversary

The 15th annual Sapphire Valley Mountain Wildlife Days (MWD) will be held Friday and Saturday, July 13-14, at the Sapphire Valley Resort Community Center. This year's program is dedicated to our...

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•The following gravel forest service roads are closed: Wolf Ford Road (FS 476) Pilot Mountain Road (FS 229) Ivestor Gap Gate (FS 816) •Tree down on Weed Patch Mountain Trail •Trees down on Heartbreak Ridge Trail •Tree down on Boundary Trail...

 

Destination: Twin Falls

This week's destination hike is Twin Falls in the Headwaters State Forest. This waterfall is at the headwaters of the East Fork River, one of the main cold-water tributaries of the French Broad...

 

DuPont Hosts Free Summer Educational Programs

Rangers from Holmes Educational State Forest and DuPont State Recreational Forest have teamed up to offer free summer educational programs at DuPont State Recreational Forest. Programs will be offered in several locations and are open on a...

 

Trail Report For The Week Of July 2, 2018

The Trail Report is sponsored by Sycamore Cycles. •The following gravel forest service roads are closed: Wolf Ford Road (FS 476) Pilot Mountain Road (FS 229) Ivestor Gap Gate (FS 816) •Tree down on Weed Patch Mountain trail •Trees down on...

 

For A Nature Preserve: A Co-Founder Of Mother Earth News Donates Land

Jane and John Shuttleworth moved to the mountains of North Carolina in the '70s as "back to the landers"- but they wanted to do more than drop out of society, grow their own food and live off the grid...

 

Focus On The French Broad – A Paddling Place For All

In both symbolic and tangible terms, the French Broad River is a connective force with a current that sweeps across industry and agriculture, science and wildlife, recreation and sport. It has carved...

 

Cradle Of Forestry Invites Public To Celebrate Bug Day, Pollinator Week

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites all ages to come learn about insects and their relatives on Saturday, June 23, in honor of National Pollinator Week. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. activities and displays around the Cradle’s Forest Discovery Center e...

 

Transylvania County To Celebrate Upper French Broad Riverfest June 23 In Rosman

The third annual celebration of Transylvania's Upper French Broad River is coming up this Saturday, June 23. The Transylvania French Broad Stewards, a local volunteer citizens' group, the town of...

 

Anglers Protect And Catch French Broad Fish

(This article is the fourth of five on the French Broad River. The articles will be published every Thursday through June 21 to highlight the French Broad River and promote the Upper French Broad...

 

Environment North Carolina's New Campaign: Wildlife Over Waste

Plastic pollution is killing our wildlife. That's why Environment North Carolina is announcing a new campaign and working with local partners to ban harmful types of single-use plastic food...

 

Brevard Academy Has Been Selected For The Specialized Foundation Bike Program Grant

The Specialized Foundation announced that Brevard Academy is one of the select nationwide schools to receive a grant to begin the Riding for Focus cycling program for the 2018-19 school year. The Riding for Focus curriculum integrates cycling into...

 

Cradle Invites Nature Enthusiasts To Pink Beds Bioblitz

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites nature enthusiasts of all ages and knowledge levels to the Pink Beds BioBlitz on Saturday, June 16. Be a citizen scientist with naturalists and forest...

 
 By Davd Whitmire    Outdoors    June 4, 2018

French Broad River Users Must Beware Debris

Recently, others and myself rescued a 12-year-old girl who had been stuck on a downed tree across the French Broad. This young woman could not even swim, and she was tubing on high water. This was...

 

Woodsy Owl Looking For Club Members

The Cradle of Forestry in America announces their summer nature and educational series, “Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club” every Wednesday and Thursday, beginning June 13 and ending Aug. 2. Programs are held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Curiosity...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    May 28, 2018

Celebrate National Trails Day This Saturday

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Trails System, and on Saturday the American Hiking Society is celebrating its 26 year celebrating National Trails Day, a...

 

Pisgah Wildlife Center Announces Free June Workshops -Brevard NC

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 May. Online registration is required for the workshops, which...

 
 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors    May 21, 2018

Nymph Fishing Western North Carolina Streams

In the current fly fishing world it seems that all the glory has shifted to fishing dry flies to large gaudy streamers that look like a small chicken being drug through the water. While that will...

 

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