A public hearing on proposed changes to hunting, fishing and wildlife management regulations will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday,…
A Cullowhee-based forest management group was recently recognized for its work by Root Cause, a regional initiative to raise awareness…
Editor’s note: The following is a submission from Haywood Waterways Association reflecting on the organization’s work to protect and improve…
A 76-acre tract along the Appalachian Trail on Roan Mountain has been permanently protected thanks to the Southern Appalachian Highlands…
Seasonal road closures are starting to kick in for the U.S. Forest Service.  In the Appalachian Ranger District of Pisgah…
A new conservation easement in Jackson County will provide a critical wildlife corridor, connecting three other easements and located less…
A six-session program aimed at female skiers and snowboarders will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Cataloochee Ski Area in…
U.S. Forest Service employees in North Carolina recently received a handful of awards for their work in 2014, including a…
Nantahala Brewing Company in Bryson City celebrated the Christmas season with a generous donation to Friends of the Great Smoky…
By Burt Kornegay • Contributing writer It was around 10:30 p.m., just as we were going to bed, when my wife…
A $10,000 grant will go toward building up food banks in Western North Carolina in partnership with agribusiness.  The award,…
A 12-week permaculture school in Asheville will launch in 2015, teaching students how to create landscapes that maintain the health…
A series of three public hearings in January will take public input on the future of protection for the reintroduced…
Five summer internship positions are available for undergraduates looking to get involved with Discover Life in America’s mission to learn…
Just after putting the final touches on the Chimney Tops Trail this month, the Trails Forever program in Great Smoky…
The National Parks System could see its largest expansion in decades after bipartisan legislation in Washington, D.C. was introduced proposing…
For the first time, gill lice have been found in brook trout in the Southern Appalachians. The parasitic crustaceans are…
The opening of the Swain County Visitor Center in downtown Bryson City this year represented the culmination of a $3.46…
Western Carolina University’s Harrill Residence Hall has become the university’s second building to be LEED-certified for its comprehensive energy-efficient and…
Friends of the Smokies raised more than $18,000 for Great Smoky Mountains National Park on GivingTuesday, far more than its…
For the first time since Dale Ditmanson retired in January 2014, Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a permanent superintendent.…
The Little Tennessee Greenway will offer users a bit more space to enjoy the outdoors following Dick and Melissa Jones’…
Ten high school students from the Haywood Community Learning Center recently armed themselves with colorful spray paint to mark the…
Tuscola High School students dominated Future Farmers of America’s Land Judging competition this year. The competition tests students’ ability to…
Appalachian Trail license plate funds are helping to make the woods a little safer for the volunteers who maintain the…
College student interns at the Highlands Biological Station have been working since August on a broad range of research projects,…
A program on dangerous and destructive forest pests that hitchhike on firewood brought in from outside the region will be…
A new section of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail is now complete, a 2.2-mile section that roughly parallels the Blue Ridge Parkway…
After spending six months completing a full-size quilt, Webster resident Susanne Kerper of Jackson County donated the blanket to the…
Homeowners dealing with a failing septic system may be eligible for help through a pair of grants Haywood Waterways Association…
Cataloochee Ski Area continues its tradition of holiday giving with its 14th Annual Can-U-Ski Food and Coat Drive for Haywood…
Buy Haywood is encouraging shoppers to think local on Small Business Saturday — not just by shopping at local stores…
The Environmental Protection Agency is in the midst of reviewing a set of proposed revisions to water quality standards in…
When the New Year rolls around, the region’s best-known and longest-running environmental organization is changing its name, following a merger…
A new book has come out that treks through the human, political and natural history behind the formation of the…
With short and chilly days making miles on the trail harder to come by, a lineup of outdoors-themed board games…
Projects that promote or protect the Appalachian Trail can tap a special pot of grant money thanks to the sale…
Land Trust for the Little Tennessee is looking to raise money for its Kids in the Creek program as part…
A directory of handicapped-accessible hunting and fishing sites in the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests is available to help disabled…
The Canton Library’s Giving Garden got some state recognition by nabbing the “best adult program” award from the North Carolina…
Work on a new National Park Service Collections Preservation Center is underway following a Nov. 13 groundbreaking at the site…
A project to revamp East Street Park in Waynesville has received a grant from the Pigeon River Fund that will…
A new holiday light show at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville will open Saturday, Nov. 22, and run through…
An agreement has been reached in a lawsuit waged by multiple environmental groups claiming that wreckless coyote hunting laws were…
Haywood Waterways Association will celebrate the Pigeon River watershed at its annual membership dinner from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4,…
After nearly 20 years of existence, Blackrock Outdoor Company has a new owner. Kelly Custer, who also owns Sylva’s Sheds…
A scuba certification course Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Waynesville Recreation Center will give wannabe divers the know-how and practice…
The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition is looking for the best images of the people, places and pursuits that characterize the…
With a new forest management plan now in the works for the Pisgah and Nantahala national forest, Brent Martin, regional…
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