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Wildlife Commission: Fox Sightings Are Rising

Seeing foxes during the day recently? If so, it is likely because kit-rearing season is peaking. Young foxes, called kits or pups, are maturing and spending more time outside of the den, making...

 

Wild Turkey Harvest For 2019 Season Second-Highest Ever Recorded

Results from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s wild turkey harvest summary show this year’s harvest was the second highest ever recorded, with hunters across the state reporting 18,730...

 

French Broad Proves To Be A River For All Ages

Where did you find nature as a child? Susan Brown is an avid paddler who has lived in Transylvania County for the last 18 years, but she grew up in the suburbs of Detroit. These days, as a passionate advocate for the French Broad River, she meets...

 

The Return Of The Muskellunge

What The River Wants A floodplain restoration could help bring back muskie in the French Broad. Gigantic muskellunge – or muskie – have long made their home in the French Broad River. They’re a...

 

Sycamore Cycles Weekly Trail Report

•All single-track trails closed in DuPont State Forest •Washed out sections at top of Farlow Gap Trail •Tree down on North Slope Trail •Riverside Trail clear of downed trees •Tree down on Turkey Knob Trail •Wire mesh on Andy Cove Trail...

 

Macro Magic In The Forest Photography Workshop

The Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site invites the public to join Les and Janet Saucier for a workshop that will introduce the magic of macro photography. This unique art form may involve small objects, but getting that perfect shot involves practice...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    June 10, 2019

Working To Save Pisgah's Ash Trees

Public lands biologist Josh Kelly warned last Wednesday that conservation efforts must start now to save North America’s ash trees before they face a fate similar to the American Chestnut tree and...

 

North Carolina Recognized For Swift Water Rescues

North Carolina has received a special commendation from the Higgins and Langley Memorial Awards in Swift Water Rescue for the coordinated local, state and federal response to Hurricane Florence in...

 

MountainTrue and Pisgah Conservancy Talk about Saving Ash Trees in Pisgah on June 5

"Have you heard of the emerald ash borer (EAB)? It’s the pest that is killing ash trees throughout North America. EAB was discovered in Brevard last year and it is impacting trees all across Pisgah...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    June 3, 2019

Outdoor Destination: High Falls In Nantahala National Forest

This week’s outdoor destination is High Falls, also known as Cullowhee Falls, in neighboring Nantahala National Forest. Just north of Cashiers, High Falls marks the beginning of the west fork of...

 

Riders Enjoy WNC Flyer

Temperatures were more seasonal yesterday for riders that left Oskar Blues Brewery for the WNC Flyer, an annual cycling event that regularly draws 1,000 plus riders from all over the region and the...

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•North Slope Trail tree down blocking trail •Riverside Trail clear of downed trees •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...

 

River Rangers Riding Herd On Davidson And Other Rivers

River rangers do incredible work. Their mission is to help people enjoy rivers while minimizing damage to these sensitive ecosystems. “Playing in and around water is a great way to experience...

 

Upper French Broad Riverfest Returns On June 22

From anglers, paddlers and tubers to folks who love an auto tour through a beautiful valley, Transyl-vania’s Upper French Broad River provides lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. This...

 

Nature Photographer Bill Lea To Dispel Myths About Black Bears

What is it about the black bear that we humans find so fascinating? Is it their size? Their strength? Or could it be our fear? Nature photographer and black bear advocate Bill Lea will answer these...

 

27th Annual Upper French Broad Cleanup Day

Once again, many French Broad River (FBR) supporters came together for a successful day of cleaning trash on this gem of a river. This community participates in one, if not the oldest ongoing river...

 
 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...

 

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