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 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    August 19, 2019 

Destination Waterfall – East Fork Falls – Transylvania County, NC

East Fork Falls is a 15-foot waterfall located in the newly designated Headwaters State Forest in Transylvania County near the South Carolina State line, and is the perfect spot to savor the last few...

 

Town Hall Meeting Scheduled For Aug. 22 To Discuss Recent Pisgah Trail Work

Pisgah Area Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) will hold a town hall meeting on Thursday, Aug. 22 at the REI in Biltmore Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss recent trail work in Pisgah National Forest. Pisgah Area S.O.R.B.A. is now...

 

Sierra Club Welcomes Solar Project Manager

The Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Bill Jennings, project manager of the Presbyterian Church solar installation, to speak Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. In April 2019 the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church took a major step toward...

 

N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund Closes Out 2018 With Over $27 Million In Awards

The state’s Land and Water Fund (formerly known as the Clean Water Management Trust Fund) will help conserve lands and protect waterways serving millions of North Carolinians through over $27 million in grants awarded in the 2018 grant year to...

 

Free Workshops Held At Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of September. Online registration is required for the workshops,...

 

Canoe Relay Is Still Having Ripple Effects

Creative fundraising is nothing new in Transylvania County. Many local bingo games, bake sales and yard sales address many community and individual needs. Larger-scale events, such as the Mountain...

 

Graveyard Fields Movie To Premiere At Cradle

To educate and advocate for Graveyard Fields, The Pisgah Conservancy has partnered with Bonesteel Films to produce a 16-minute documentary about the history, beauty and challenges facing the area.  The premiere of the film “Graveyard Fields ...

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

•Tree down on Upper Black Mountain Trail •Tree down on Lower Black Mountain Trail •Tree down on Laurel Mountain Trail •Tree down on Squirrel Gap Trail between Weed Knob and Laurel Gap •Tree down on Laurel Mountain Trail two miles from...

 

Two Area Rivers Fail To Meet EPA Standards For Swimming

Each Thursday afternoon throughout the spring, summer and fall, the Green Riverkeeper releases new, up-to-date bacteria monitoring results for six monitoring sites at public access points within the Green River Basin. Results are posted to the Swim...

 

Officials Seek Input On Pisgah Twelve Mile Project

The Pisgah National Forest, Appalachian Ranger District, is preparing an environmental assessment (EA) for the Twelve Mile Project, a land management and timber sale project taking pace on...

 

Hikers Invited To Tackle Mountains-To-Sea Trail – Transylvania County, NC

Friends of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail is inviting hikers of all skill levels to help celebrate the trail’s 42nd birthday Sept. 6-8 by joining one of 33 group hikes in 27 trail towns across the st...

 

Paddling Pisgah: Exploring South Mills by Kayak – Pisgah National Forest

When most folks think of outdoor recreation in Transylvania County, they're often quick to picture hiking, cycling, fishing, riding horses and even rock climbing or tubing. The French Broad River is...

 

Free Workshops Offered At Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of August. Online registration is required for the workshops,...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    July 22, 2019

Visit South Carolina's Highest Peak – Headwaters State Forest

As of Earth Day 2019, visitors can enjoy South Carolina's highest peak, Sassafras Mountain, from a newly constructed observation tower that straddles the North Carolina South Carolina state line. For...

 

Pisgah View Becomes State's Latest Park

Gov. Roy Cooper signed bills into law this month authorizing a new state park and three new state trails. The new laws allow the addition of Pisgah View State Park in Buncombe and Haywood counties; Northern Peaks State Trail in Watauga and Ashe...

 
 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors    July 15, 2019

Fly Fishing: Adapting To The Conditions – Transylvania County, NC

I have been very fortunate in my life to literally travel and fish the world. In all of my travels there is one common denominator. Regardless of how prepared I am when I leave the house, something...

 

'Hidden Rivers' To Be Presented July 16-Brevard, NC

The Transylvania County Library and Transylvania Natural Resources Council will present “Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia” on Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. in the Rogow Room at the library. Lori...

 

Destination Hike: Confusion and Moonshine Falls

Our weekly destination hike takes explorers to two locations, Moonshine and Confusion Falls in the nearby South Carolina wilderness. About a 30-minute drive from Brevard, these falls are directly...

 
 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors    July 8, 2019

Local Biologist Questions New USFS Proposal-Pisgah National Forest

On June 13 the Trump Administration and the U.S. Forest Service released a proposal to "streamline" environmental analysis on national forests and grasslands. The National Environmental Policy Act...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    July 1, 2019

Destination Hike: Cove Creek Falls-Transylvania County, NC

Cove Creek Falls is a 50-foot waterfall located just past Cove Creek Group Campground in Pisgah National Forest. About a 2-miles round trip, the hike offers two “bonus” falls to visit on the way...

 

Foothills Trail Advisory-Transylvania County, NC

The Foothills Trail in upstate South Carolina will have temporary closures of the pedestrian bridge crossing the Toxaway River, where it empties into Lake Jocassee, due to bridge repairs. The...

 

NCWRC Announces That July 4 Will Be A Free Fishing Day In North Carolina

July 4 is Free Fishing Day in North Carolina. From 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina can fish for free in any public body of water, including coastal waters, without having to purchase a fishing license or additional trout fishing...

 

In July: Free Workshops Offered At Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout July. Online registration...

 

Film Spotlights 'Guardians Of Our Troubled Waters'

Local film maker David Weintraub and the Center for Cultural Preservation premiered its latest film over this past weekend, “Guardians of Our Troubled Waters.” One of Weintraub’s past work,...

 

Arboretum To Host Youth Science Program At Gorges State Park

The North Carolina Arboretum, a 434-acre public garden headquartered in Asheville and an affiliate of the University of North Carolina System, has announced a new partnership with North Carolina...

 

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