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Join Conserving Carolina For A Members Hike At Johnson Branch Conservation Easement

Join Conserving Carolina on Saturday, May 11, on a Members Hike at Johnson Branch conservation easement. Located in Transylvania County on the slopes of Becky Mountain, Johnson Branch was protected fo...

 

Fourth Annual Pisgah Pride Day On April 27

The Pisgah Conservancy, U.S. Forest Service, and a host of supporting organizations have announced their fourth annual broad-based volunteer workday in the Pisgah Ranger District called “Pisgah Pride Day 2019,” which will be held on April 27....

 

Wildlife Resources Provides Tips On Dealing With Animals

Now that spring is underway and the weather is warmer, wild animals are becoming more active, people are spending more time outside, and interactions between the two typically lead to an increase in phone calls to the N.C. Wildlife Resources...

 
 By Owen Carson    Outdoors    April 15, 2019

Emergence

Spring has arrived, "the season of the unfurling," a time when vernal rains and warmer temperatures rouse dormant plants from their slumber to stretch their leaves and open their flowers. Admittedly...

 

USFS Seeks Comments On Prescribed Burns

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comments on their proposal to burn 814 acres or 13 percent of Panthertown Valley on a regular rotation. The proposed action would burn 485 acres on Blackrock Mountain and another 329 acres on Little Green...

 

Farmers Advised To Check With FSA Office For Flood Recovery Help

Floods have caused severe damage in several counties. Farms that suffered severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) administered by the Henderson-Polk-Transylvania FSA Office if the damage: •Will...

 

This Year's Pisgah Pride Day Scheduled For Saturday, April 27

The Pisgah Con-servancy (TPC) is sponsoring Pisgah Pride Day, a volunteer workday in the Pisgah Ranger District. Volunteers can register for the fourth annual event, which will be on Saturday, April 27. TPC, the Forest Service, and participating...

 

The Transylvania French Broad Stewards Merges With Conserving Carolina And Other Outdoors News

After almost a year of conversation, the final draft of a MOU that puts The Transylvania French Broad Stewards under the hat of Conserving Carolina, is all but complete. In today’s world it seems that mergers, buyouts or all-out takeovers are...

 

U.S. Forest Service Seeks Applicants For Recreation Advisory Committee

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill seven positions on the Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee to serve national forests across the Southeast. The committee is tasked with reviewing fee proposals for the forests...

 
 By Jayne Fought    Outdoors    April 1, 2019

The Wild Side Of Pisgah

I have to come clean and admit that I haven't always used the best judgement around waterfalls. Before I moved to Brevard, I came here several times on vacation as your average, run-of-the-mill,...

 

'Project Parkway' Recruiting Volunteers

The National Park Service has announced the second annual Project Parkway on Saturday, April 27. This single-day, park-wide volunteer project will help complete much needed work across the park and is ideal for people interested in learning more...

 

Wildlife Resources Officials Want Public's Help Locating Hellbenders

See a hellbender? If so, biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources want to know when and where, so they can continue their long-term inventory and monitoring of this giant, aquatic salamander. Hellbenders, also called “waterdogs,” are found in...

 

MountainTrue Brings No Man's Land Film Festival To Brevard

MountainTrue and Transylvania County Tourism are proud to bring No Man's Land Film Festival (NMLFF) – the premier all-women adventure film festival – to western North Carolina for a second year....

 

Wildlife Commission Offers Tips For Turkey Hunters

Wild turkey season runs April 13 through May 11 this year, preceded by a youth-only turkey season from April 6 through April 12. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission offers these tips for turkey hunters: •Hunting is not allowed where bait has...

 

Habitat At Home: Shade Your Stream

Have a stream in your backyard or neighborhood that could use some TLC? Learn how to “shade your stream” for a healthier, more stable stream. If you have a small stream in your yard or neighborhood, you have probably noticed some changes lately....

 

SylvanSport VAST Named #1 RV For Outdoor Adventure At RVX

At the RV Industry Association’s first RVX Reveal event last week, SylvanSport competed against more than 400 RVs across nine categories. SylvanSport VAST was voted the #1 RV for Outdoor Adventure by RVX judges. While it may seem only natural for...

 

Please, Stop Climbing Over The Wall

Due to human disturbance on Devil's Courthouse at milepost 422.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, peregrine falcons have yet to nest this year. Once an annual site for males set on attracting a mate, this...

 

PCWE Offers Free Programs In April

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 April. Online registration is required for the workshops,...

 

Stay, Pay And Play In Transylvania County

Have you ever taken a look at a hotel/motel receipt and noticed the extra taxes added to your room? Did you know some of these additional taxes might go directly back into the county where you...

 

NCWRC Seeks Public Input On Draft Catfish Management Plan

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) is seeking public input on its draft Catfish Management Plan until March 31. The plan, which is an update to the Commission’s 2007 Catfish Management Plan, provides a general outline of goals and...

 

Destination Hike: Yellow Mountain Fire Tower

This week's destination hike is the Yellow Mountain fire tower above Lake Glenville. About an hour drive from Brevard, this stone foundation fire tower was built in 1934 by the U.S. Forest Service...

 

Wildlife Commission To Close Hatchery Waters

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close about 1,000 miles of hatchery supported trout waters to fishing one-half hour after sunset on Feb. 28 and reopen them at 7 a.m. on April 6. While fishing is closed, Commission personnel will stock...

 

N.C. Wildlife Commission Seeks Nominees For Annual Small Game Award

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations for its Lawrence G. Diedrick Small Game Award, which recognizes an individual or organization whose actions have significantly and positively impacted North Carolina’s small game...

 

South Toe Trailhead Parking Area Expanded

The Appalachian Ranger District will close the South Toe Trailhead parking area across from Black Mountain Campground on the Pisgah National Forest for improvements starting March 4, 2019. The South Toe Trailhead is an access point for five...

 

The Swiss Army Knife Of The Digital Age

What is technology's place in the outdoors? Often we go out and immerse ourselves in nature in order to detach from modern society. We seek peace and serenity, enjoying the sound of the wind blowing...

 

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