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Invasive Plants In DuPont State Forest

By Tamia Dame of MountainTrue Many of us are familiar with the power of kudzu and its ability to overtake anything in its path. You may have memories tasting the sweet nectar of Japanese Honeysuckle, known to some as “liquid cand... — Updated 5/31/2021

 By Davd Whitmire    Outdoors

North Carolina Loses Wildlife Hero Eddie Bridges

North Carolina has a lot to be proud of when it comes to natural resources and conservation. The first national forest and game preserve east of the Mississippi, Shinning Rock... — Updated 5/31/2021


WNC Waterfall Nonprofit Makes A Big Splash

Just six months after officially launching, Waterfall Keepers of North Carolina has made a significant impact in the state through extensive cleanup efforts, the introduction of a... — Updated 5/24/2021


Nearly 5,000 Pounds Of Trash Removed From River

Last Saturday’s “Upper French Broad River Clean- Up 2021” was the 29th year of an event that is hosted by Headwaters Outfitters. Volunteers removed 4,980 pounds of trash from... — Updated 5/19/2021


Pisgah To Host Kids' Fishing Days

Pisgah National Forest will sponsor a series of Kids' Fishing Days in each ranger district in celebration of National Fish and Boating Week, which occurs the first week in June.... — Updated 5/17/2021

 By Abby Williams    Outdoors

Remember The Hellbender As You Play In Mountain Rivers

The Appalachian Mountains are some of the oldest in North America, and their age has contributed to the evolution of a vast biodiversity within forests and streams. North Carolina is home to over 50 species of salamander, each... — Updated 5/17/2021

 By Jacob Myers    Outdoors

Hiker Pivots From AT To The Arizona Trail

After a series of national park closures last year due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Transylvania County native Jacob Myers shelved his long-awaited Appalachian Trail thru-hike once... — Updated 5/10/2021


Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

Closures •Triple Falls Trail will have several temporary closures throughout the month of May while forest service staff address water flow and erosion issues. •The lower end of Yellow Gap FSR 1206 and Headwaters FSR 475B are... — Updated 5/10/2021


Temporary Closures Ahead For Dupont's Triple Falls Trail

Throughout the month of May, visitors to DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF), a popular destination for locals and out-of-towners, should expect several temporary closures for Triple Falls Trail. Exact dates and duration of... — Updated 5/10/2021


Blue Ridge Parkway Announces 2021 Pavement Preservation Work

The National Park Service announced today that over 80 overlooks and parking areas and five picnic areas along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia will be resurfaced as part of the park’s pavement preservation program. The... — Updated 5/6/2021


Sycamore Cycles Trail Report – May 3 – Transylvania County

Closures •A prescribed burn in north Mills River will close sections of Squirrel Gap Trail (from Horse Cove Gap Trail to Laurel Creek Trail) and Horse Cove Gap Trail (from Funnel Top Road to Squirrel Gap Trail) on Monday, March... — Updated 5/3/2021


Friends Of DuPont Forest Announces 2021 DuPont Forest Festival Sept. 25 – Transylvania County

On National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, Friends of DuPont Forest will host the 3rd annual DuPont Forest Festival, an event celebrating the adventure, wildness and beauty of DuPont State Recreational Forest. “We... — Updated 5/3/2021

 By Torry Nergart    Outdoors

Rosman Riverfest Scheduled For June 19 - Rosman

Whatever your new and better normal is becoming, if you're ready, consider coming to Riverfest 2021 in Rosman. This outdoor celebration of the vitality of the French Broad River... — Updated 5/3/2021


Trees For Tots Project Kicks Off 2021 Arbor Day

April 30 is Arbor Day – a nationally recognized day to celebrate the beauty of nature and plant a tree in support of the environment. To commemorate the day, the children of... — Updated 4/28/2021


Spring Is A Great Time For Foraging

Hunting and gathering is something that always has been a part of me and my time spent outside. I know of no better way or healthier way to feed yourself and family. To go a field i... — Updated 4/26/2021


Snake Sightings Common As The Weather Warms

The warm weather means more snakes will start to show up along trails, in the woods, crossing roads and in our yards. Wildlife diversity biologists at the N.C. Wildlife Resources... — Updated 4/26/2021


Weekly Trail Report - Sponsored By Sycamore Cycles

Closures •The lower end of Yellow Gap FSR 1206 and Headwaters FSR 475B are closed due to road issues. •The visitor center, picnic shelters and public restrooms area closed in DuPont State Forest. Portable toilets are... — Updated 4/26/2021


Come And Step Into The Cradle Of Forestry

The Cradle of Forestry is back and open for the 2021 season. The "birthplace of modern forestry," located off U.S. 276 in Pisgah National Forest, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4... — Updated 4/26/2021

 By Torry Nergart    Outdoors

Ephemerals Return Each Spring With The Perfect Timing

Ephemeral: of being transitory, only lasting a certain short while. By the time these words reach you, it may have come and gone already, or perhaps luckily, it may be right at... — Updated 4/12/2021


Spring Schedule At The Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education

The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, managed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, has released the April class schedule. The workshops will be hosted outside and led by Wildlife Commission staff. The center’s COVID-19... — Updated 4/12/2021


Spring Photo Contest Celebrates Habitat At Home

When you step out your door, do you feel like you've stepped into nature? What do you see or hear that connects you to the rest of the living world? And what can you do to make... — Updated 4/5/2021


Locals Compete In Bow Hunting Competition – Transylvania County, NC

On March 20, the N.C. Bowhunters Association (NCBA) held its District 9, 3-D archery membership-drive shoot. The event was held at the Headwaters Outfitters Hannah Ford Outpost.... — Updated 3/29/2021


Leave Bear Cubs Alone For Their Safety

The N.C Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public to contact them if they suspect they’ve encountered an orphaned bear cub. Black bears become more active in the spring... — Updated 3/25/2021


Blue Ridge Parkway Recruits Volunteers For 'Project Parkway'

National Park Service officials announced today the third annual, Project Parkway, will take place on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Saturday, April 24, 2021. This single-day, park-wide volunteer  project  will help complete much... — Updated 3/25/2021


Emergency Services Took Part In Training Exercise

Several local regional emergency services agencies and others participated in a joint training exercise on Saturday, March 13, at the Caesar's Head State Park. The training focused... — Updated 3/24/2021


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