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Join Conserving Carolina For A Members' Hike On Youngs Mountain

Join Conserving Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 20, on a Members' Hike on Youngs Mountain. Located in Rutherford County near Lake Lure, Youngs Mountain is a cradle of biodiversity in the Blue Ridge...

 

Help Save Our Hemlocks

Until recently, hemlock trees were some of the largest and most common trees in the North Carolina mountains. Often referred to as the “redwood of the East,” these towering, long-lived trees once gave western North Carolina its familiar, forested...

 

Mihalas Recognized By Trout Unlimited For Service

Brevard resident Zoë Mihalas was recognized at the 2018 National Meeting of Trout Unlimited (TU), receiving the organization's prestigious National Award for Distinguished Service in Youth...

 

Tornados Take On Eagles Looking For Second Straight Victory

The Brevard College Tornados football team (1-3, 1-1) prepare for a USA South Conference showdown at defending USA South Conference champion Huntingdon College (0-4. 0-2). The action is slated to begin on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Montgomery, Ala. This...

 

Biologists Document Widespread Fish Kills

Fisheries biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission continue to document widespread fish kills in eastern North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The fish kills are the result of significant declines in dissolved oxygen. As of...

 

Exploring The Great Outdoors: Hidden Dangers And Common Sense

Twenty years ago, the worst fear you had while bare foot in our streams and forest was broken glass, a pop–top or some rusty metal. Fast forward to today, when just this past week a portable meth...

 

Wildlife Commission Requests Grouse Hunter Assistance

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking assistance from grouse hunters this hunting season with West Nile Virus Disease sampling and Avid Hunter Surveys. New this season, grouse hunters are asked to submit samples (blood and feathers) from...

 

Weekly Outdoor Destination: Key Falls

This week's outdoor destination is Key Falls, located behind the Key Falls Inn off Crab Creek Road. This may be one of the more easily accessible waterfalls in Transylvania County, and while on...

 

Mulally Bike Being Raffled For Can'd Aid Foundation

Brevard resident and professional downhill mountain bike racer Neko Mulally is raffling his 2018 World Championship's bike to benefit the Can'd Aid Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Oskar Blues...

 

Cradle Of Forestry To Host Forest Festival Day And Woodsmen's Meet On Oct. 6

The Cradle of Forestry invites people of all ages to celebrate the forest heritage of western North Carolina during the annual Forest Festival Day from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6. This is the Cradle’s largest event of the year. This...

 

Life On The Edge – Granitic Domes In WNC - Brevard NC

Formed many millions of years ago, the mountains of western North Carolina are home to numerous unique geologic formations, from the rocky summits of Grandfather Mountain to the serpentine barrens of...

 

River Runs: Five Tips For Fall Fly Fishing

As we transition into the fall fishing pattern, there are several things that anglers can do to increase their catch through out the day. Here are my top fives suggestions for improving your fall fish...

 

Service Provides $1 Million To Combat Bat-Killing Disease

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is providing much needed support in the fight against the bat-killing fungal disease white-nose syndrome (WNS) through an additional $1 million in grants to 39... Full story

 

Wildlife Commission Offers Outdoors Events

On Saturday, Sept. 22, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host or support four family-friendly outdoor skills events to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. The events, most of which...

 

DuPont Forest Festival Launches Next Weekend

On National Public Lands Day – Saturday, Sept. 22 – Friends of DuPont Forest will launch the first ever DuPont Forest Festival, an event celebrating the adventure, wildness and beauty of DuPont State Recreational Forest. Nearly 50 activities...

 

Cradle Of Forestry Works To Bring Back Monarch Butterflies

The Cradle of Forestry in America heritage site invites the public to attend the “Bring Back the Monarchs” program on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Forest Discovery Center. Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist Joyce Pearsall will...

 

Cradle Of Forestry To Host National Public Lands Day

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites the community to take part in NEEF's 25th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 22. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. The...

 

Preparation Meets Opportunity For Cowie

Luck. We all want it, but none of us can own it. As a fierce competitor, I have tried (and failed) to make my own. A lot of memories involve wishing I had more luck. There are plenty of times where I...

 

Fall HRI Events Planned For Allison-Deaver House

On Sunday, Sept. 9, from 2 – 3 p.m., the Hemlock Restoration Initiative will be talking about the importance of hemlocks in the Western North Carolina ecosystem and the challenges they are facing...

 

Local Sportsman Rally Around Wildlife Habitat

This past Saturday, under the leadership of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council and the Pisgah Conservancy, with the direction of the U.S. Forest Service and N.C. Wildlife Resources...

 

Ladies – Gear Up For Women's Backpacking Course

This September, local women interested in learning more about the great outdoors – from an accomplished outdoors-woman – can sign up with Jayne Fought for her women's backpacking class in...

 

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?...

 

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