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By Josh Kelly

A Glimpse Of Restoration Work In Tusquitee Ranger District


Last updated 3/27/2017 at 8:36pm

In August 2016, the U.S. forest service released its decision for the Brushy Flats Project in the Tusquitee Ranger District. It will include a combination of timber harvesting and fire, and that’s a very good thing. While this project is not in Transylvania County, I think it represents the type of restoration project we will see more of in Pisgah National Forest.

First, a little background. The Brushy Flats Project seeks to restore 242 acres of pine and oak forest that have become too dense with white pine, poplar, maple and other uncharacteristic species due to fire suppression. Tho...

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