North Carolina Loses Wildlife Hero Eddie Bridges
Last updated 5/31/2021 at 10:29am
North Carolina has a lot to be proud of when it comes to natural resources and conservation. The first national forest and game preserve east of the Mississippi, Shinning Rock Wilderness, has been a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System since it was formed in 1964.
The first forest plan in the western hemisphere and America's first school of forestry, coincidentally took place in or near Transylvania County. While today we enjoy the fruits of these accomplishments, it often boils down to individuals who dreamed and worked to make all the parts come together.