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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...

 

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?...

 

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...

 

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