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Several Rock Faces In Pisgah District Closed Until Aug. 15 – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 1/20/2021 at 4:16pm

Each year between Jan. 15 and Aug. 15, the U.S. Forest Service closes several rock faces in western North Carolina to recreational activities, including rock climbing, to protect the rare peregrine falcons that nest there. Peregrine falcons mate for life and return to the same site each year to nest. If the pair is disturbed, they will leave the site and may not nest again until the following year. Activities that are prohibited to reduce disturbance to nesting and fledgling falcons includes rock climbing, rappelling, ice climbing, bouldering, hang gliding, and slacklining. Drone use on the...

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