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 By Park Baker    Outdoors    May 20, 2019

Destination Hike: Upper Bearwallow Falls

This week’s outdoor destination is Upper Bearwallow Falls in Gorges State Park. Bearwallow Creek meets the Toxaway River after flowing five miles through the state park. In that time it drops...

 

Sycamore Cycles Weekly Trail Report

•Drains need clearing on Hickory Mountain Trail in DuPont •Tree down on Bennett Gap Trail. Canopy in the trail. •Riverside Trail clear of downed trees •Tree down on Turkey Knob Trail •Wire mesh on Andy Cove Trail bridge trip hazard...

 

Free Workshops Offered At Pisgah Center In June

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education (PCWE) is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of June....

 

Wildlife Resources To Open Streams For Trout Harvest

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open 34 trout streams and two lakes classified as Delayed Harvest to trout harvest on June 1 through Sept. 30. From 6 a.m. until 11:59 a.m., Delayed...

 

Village Green Commons Hosting Fish Talk

Trout fishing is not only a popular pastime but a designated heritage tourism activity. This will be the subject of the first Village Nature Series of the season at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at The...

 

TNRC Tours Prescription Burns In DuPont, Donut Hole

As one of many folks who live in Transylvania and Henderson counties who has watched this relative new state-owned forest take shape and grow, many of us have had concerns. As a sportsman, will our...

 

Pisgah Trout Unlimited And Oskar Blues Host Fun Night Of Films This Friday

Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited has announced that, in partnership with Oskar Blues, it will be hosting a free screening of the 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour on May 17. The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The 2019 Fly...

 

The Riveter Brings New Adventures To Mills River

A new fitness facility aims to take your adventures to new heights. Located just a stone’s throw from Sierra Nevada and the Asheville Regional Airport, the Riveter will join outdoor adventure and...

 

Pisgah Project 2019

Local companies like Cane Creek Cycling Components, Industry Nine, Reeb Cycles, TRP Cycling, Thomson Bike, Maxxis tires, Chromag, Find Your Line Bike Shop and Oskar Blues Brewery have teamed up with...

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•Trees down on North Slope Trail •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 Trail •Trees down on Shining Creek Trail •Trees...

 

Pisgah Pride Day 2019 Was A Huge Success

For Pisgah Pride Day 2019 over 300 people working on 17 projects across the Pisgah Ranger District. Volunteers: •Installed a new entry sign at the Ranger Station. •Built rock steps near top of...

 

Sycamore Cycles Weekly Trail Report

•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 Trail •Trees down on Shining Creek Trail •Trees down on Grassy Creek Trail •Drains...

 

Pisgah Trout Unlimited Sets Date For Fly Fishing School

The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) will hold its popular regional fly-fishing school at Harmon Field in Tryon, North Carolina on Saturday, May 11. The school is offered to beginning anglers...

 

Small Business Center Announces Outdoor Industry Seminar Series

Presented by The Small Business Center at Blue Ridge Community College along with presenter, Ryan Taylor – the Recrepreneur, this hands-on seminar series is offered free for all outdoor industry entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses. This...

 

Join Conserving Carolina For A Members Hike At Johnson Branch Conservation Easement

Join Conserving Carolina on Saturday, May 11, on a Members Hike at Johnson Branch conservation easement. Located in Transylvania County on the slopes of Becky Mountain, Johnson Branch was protected fo...

 

Fourth Annual Pisgah Pride Day On April 27

The Pisgah Conservancy, U.S. Forest Service, and a host of supporting organizations have announced their fourth annual broad-based volunteer workday in the Pisgah Ranger District called “Pisgah Pride Day 2019,” which will be held on April 27....

 

Wildlife Resources Provides Tips On Dealing With Animals

Now that spring is underway and the weather is warmer, wild animals are becoming more active, people are spending more time outside, and interactions between the two typically lead to an increase in phone calls to the N.C. Wildlife Resources...

 
 By Owen Carson    Outdoors    April 15, 2019

Emergence

Spring has arrived, "the season of the unfurling," a time when vernal rains and warmer temperatures rouse dormant plants from their slumber to stretch their leaves and open their flowers. Admittedly...

 

USFS Seeks Comments On Prescribed Burns

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comments on their proposal to burn 814 acres or 13 percent of Panthertown Valley on a regular rotation. The proposed action would burn 485 acres on Blackrock Mountain and another 329 acres on Little Green...

 

Farmers Advised To Check With FSA Office For Flood Recovery Help

Floods have caused severe damage in several counties. Farms that suffered severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) administered by the Henderson-Polk-Transylvania FSA Office if the damage: •Will...

 

This Year's Pisgah Pride Day Scheduled For Saturday, April 27

The Pisgah Con-servancy (TPC) is sponsoring Pisgah Pride Day, a volunteer workday in the Pisgah Ranger District. Volunteers can register for the fourth annual event, which will be on Saturday, April 27. TPC, the Forest Service, and participating...

 

The Transylvania French Broad Stewards Merges With Conserving Carolina And Other Outdoors News

After almost a year of conversation, the final draft of a MOU that puts The Transylvania French Broad Stewards under the hat of Conserving Carolina, is all but complete. In today’s world it seems that mergers, buyouts or all-out takeovers are...

 

U.S. Forest Service Seeks Applicants For Recreation Advisory Committee

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill seven positions on the Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee to serve national forests across the Southeast. The committee is tasked with reviewing fee proposals for the forests...

 
 By Jayne Fought    Outdoors    April 1, 2019

The Wild Side Of Pisgah

I have to come clean and admit that I haven't always used the best judgement around waterfalls. Before I moved to Brevard, I came here several times on vacation as your average, run-of-the-mill,...

 

'Project Parkway' Recruiting Volunteers

The National Park Service has announced the second annual Project Parkway on Saturday, April 27. This single-day, park-wide volunteer project will help complete much needed work across the park and is ideal for people interested in learning more...

 

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