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MountainTrue Seeks To Map Whirling Disease With Innovative Technology

Whirling disease (Myxobolis cerebralis) is a parasite in the same phylum as jellyfish and is native to Eurasia. Whirling disease became infamous in North America after it harmed some of the continent'...

 

Free Turkey Hunting Seminars Offered

The N.C. Wildlife Re-sources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering 11 free turkey hunting seminars across the state in March. The seminars, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., are open on a first-come, first-served...

 

Déjà Vu: Winter In The Mountains

This last part of winter is when I feel the cold the most, when spring is just around the corner and the sap is near rising. Soon the forest floor will be green once again, and delicate ephemeral wild...

 

Prescribed Burns: Beneficial And Cost Effective For Managing Habitat

Some people see smoke in the vicinity of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission game lands and their immediate thoughts go to wildfires. What they’re witnessing is actually one of the most beneficial and cost-effective methods of managing habitat for...

 

Muddy Sneakers Wins Best Of The Blue Ridge Awards

Muddy Sneakers, an outdoor science education program, recently received two Best of the Blue Ridge awards. Blue Ridge Outdoors announced in its January issue that Muddy Sneakers took top honors in...

 

New Traditional Sporting Groups Formed In County

Many state wildlife agencies across the country worry about their future funding sources, with trends in hunting and fishing license sales declining. This problem that state agencies started to...

 

Wildflowers Of DuPont State Forest Talk Set - Brevard, NC

Many interests overlap, and perhaps a common intersection is this area is hiking and wild flowers and gardening. Many people walk extensively in DuPont State Recreational Forest and the Blue Ridge...

 

Fishing Tips To Help Beat The Winter Blues

As I travel around to fishing shows, I often hear people talking about wanting to get on the stream and go fishing once it warms up. In reality, some of our best fishing of the year in the Southern...

 

Pisgah Conservancy Receives Grant For Trail Maintenance

The National Forest Foundation has awarded a $22,000 grant through its 2019 Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences Program to The Pisgah Conservancy for maintenance work on the Art Loeb, Exercise, and Eastatoe Trails on the Pisgah Ranger...

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•1206, 475-B, 477, Wash Creek Rd., Courthouse Creek Rd. all closed in Pisgah •Blue Ridge Parkway is closed •Trees down on Butter Gap Trail •Trees down on Spencer Gap Trail •Tree down on Lower Trace Ridge trail •Trees down on Joel Branch T...

 

A Child As Your Guide

My friend Ellen asked me recently, "Would you be able to do a presentation for people in my neighborhood about hiking with grandkids?" That started my wheels turning. I not only hiked a lot with my...

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•1206, 475-B, 477, Wash Creek Rd., Courthouse Creek Rd. all closed in Pisgah •Blue Ridge Parkway is closed •Pisgah is a mess from the winter storm. Use caution in the forest. Hundreds of trees down across forest •Trees down on Butter Gap...

 

National Park Fee Money To Operate Parks During Shutdown

The Trump administration has announced that it will reopen areas of the National Park System closed due to the partial federal government shutdown using money collected from visitor fees. National...

 

First Day Hikes Break State Park Records

First Day Hikes offered at all of North Carolina's state parks on New Year's Day brought a record 3,859 people to join 57 guided hikes across the state. Mild, dry weather made the hikes more...

 

MountainTrue To Hold Annual Holiday Recycling Event - Brevard NC

MountainTrue is proud to host its annual Holiday Recycling Event at Jackson Park on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Area residents are invited to bring their Christmas trees, broken string...

 

Root Cause Award Winners Announced For Excellence In Forestry

The sixth annual Root Cause Awards, celebrating achievement in the local forest products industry and sustainable forestry, were announced on Dec. 26. This year’s awards highlighted important issues that face our region’s forests and the great...

 

First Day Hikes Are Planned For Jan. 1 - Brevard NC

North Carolina’s New Year tradition of family adventure, exercise and reconnection with nature continues in 2019 with First Day Hikes throughout the state parks system on Jan. 1. More than 40 guided hikes are scheduled for New Year’s Day,...

 

WNC Wildlife Day Will Be Held At Headwaters Outfitters

The role Transylvania County and the Pisgah National Forest played in the beginning of modern day wildlife conservation, often referred to as the "North American model of wildlife conservation," is a...

 

Public Comment Period Concerning Clean Water Act Open

In its latest legal bout, the Trump administration is attempting to roll back regulations and change the language of the Clean Water Act by redefining "waters of the United States," which could have...

 

Snow Storm Causes DSRF Trail Closures Until Further Notice - Brevard NC

In response to heavy snow accumulation, all singletrack trails in DuPont State Recreational Forest will remain closed until further notice. Large amounts of snow created conditions that make many of the forest trails susceptible to damage from trail...

 

"GNAR" Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race Celebrates 8 Years -

The eighth annual Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race (GNAR) will be held on May 5, 2019, at Camp Ton-A-Wanda. It will offer kids ages 5 to 14 the opportunity to experience adventure racing. This race is me...

 

Elvis Legs And Other Lessons From Looking Glass - Brevard NC

There's this relationship I want to talk to you about. You know the kind. On one hand, you get a little giddy with excitement, and on the other it's that sweaty-palmed, "I think I'm going to throw...

 

Outdoor Destination: Dry Falls In Nantahala National Forest

This week's Outdoor Destination is Dry Falls, on the Cullasaja River near Highlands, a 75' foot handicap accessible waterfall that can be walked behind. The falls are located right off of U.S. 64...

 

Resolution: Gets The Ball Rolling For The Entire Family

What drops faster than a Ball in Times Square? Personal records of course! Runners from all across western North Carolina and visitors from our region are preparing to let it rip along the streets of downtown Asheville as they participate in the...

 

Outdoor Destination Hike: Sunburst Falls

This week's outdoor destination is Sunburst Falls, located right off N.C. 215. Sunburst Falls is found on the west fork of the Pigeon River and is named after the logging town that used to be...

 

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