The emerald ash borer has made it to Asheville, with its arrival to Craftsman Circle providing the first evidence of…
Planning is underway for the management of 5,329 acres that the Blue Ridge Parkway acquired around Waterrock Knob last year.
Elk will stay out of the crops at the Mountain Farm Museum following construction of a historically accurate fence funded…
The National Forest Foundation has named the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest as a Treasured Landscape, a designation that unlocks funding to…
Proceeds from North Carolina Appalachian Trail license plates resulted in $30,000 worth of awards to 12 projects intended to preserve…
Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Mark Woods has announced his retirement from the National Park Service following four years in the…
Students from the Haywood Community Learning Center did their part to reduce stormwater runoff through a service project to mark…
In 2016, Blue Ridge Parkway visitors spent $979.3 million in communities near the park, supporting 15,649 jobs for a cumulative…
A 13.9-acre land purchase in Franklin could help expand the Little Tennessee River Greenway. 
A tree planting in celebration of Arbor Day was held at Hazelwood Elementary School in Waynesville, using rooted cuttings of…
For the first time since March 2016, all 100 counties in North Carolina are free of drought or dry conditions.
Franklin resident Lisa Brown has been named the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s Employee of the Year.
A 96-acre timber-harvesting project is underway in the Harmon Den area of the Pisgah National Forest, in Haywood County.
A new movie telling the story of Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer — who broke the Appalachian Trail speed record by hiking…
A construction project on Cathy Creek Road in the Pisgah Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest will cause a…
Now in its third year, the Keowee-Toxaway Habitat Enhancement Program funded by Duke Energy has $1.3 million in available funds,…
A Waynesville man has been tapped to lead the state’s Project Food, Land & People program, a national education curriculum…
The final phase of construction is underway for the Foothills Parkway — which is administered by the Great Smoky Mountains…
Drought has officially disappeared from the mountains.
Heather Grant of Bethel Middle School will see her artwork on 700 T-shirts after winning this year’s T-shirt design contest…
Rainbow Falls Trail: The Rainbow Falls Trail is the next trail in line to get a complete rehabilitation through the Smokies…
A new book has hit the shelves exploring the history of the Hazel Creek community, which is now one of…
A poll commissioned by the conservation coalition Land for Tomorrow showed wide support for land and water conservation, with mountain…
A new 10.5-mile mixed-use trail system is complete in Cherokee, with trails open to the public following a ribbon-cutting ceremony…
New educational panels are now on display at Graveyard Fields, a popular hiking area along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Thru-hiker season is just about over in Western North Carolina, with most folks who are attempting the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail…
Volunteers are needed to help rangers manage traffic and establish safe wildlife viewing areas in the Cataloochee Valley area of…
Severe drought is nearly vanquished in North Carolina, with the number of counties in that designation the lowest it’s been…
The new Local Food Guide from the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project is here, including more than 800 listings of places…
Closures and openings have resulted in status changes for some trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
A $25,000 donation from the National Park Foundation will help the many Tennessee residents who lost their homes following the…
The Great Smoky Mountains Association had its best year every for sales and membership in 2016, allowing the organization to…
A 16-acre property adjacent to Panthertown Valley Backcountry Area has been conserved following Mainspring Conservation Trust’s April 21 closing on…
Sylva’s commissioners unanimously passed a resolution calling for a statewide commitment to eliminate fossil fuels during their meeting Thursday, April…
Western North Carolina’s rural roads have drawn their fair share of cyclists who are ready to roll. Weekly rides are…
Spring is here, and that means that most roads and facilities on the area’s many acres of public lands are…
Students from Haywood Community College came in fourth in a wildlife-centric competition during which they competed against 24 other schools.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park now boasts two new propane-fueling stations and six new propane-fueled trucks following an unveiling…
The Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians received the largest single donation it’s ever seen when Georgia resident Bob…
Despite some negative publicity last month when spikes were planted along the trails at Pinnacle Park in Sylva, turnout was…
The WNC Nature Center will launch a regional education outreach program thanks to a $52,000 grant Friends of the WNC…
The Blue Ridge Parkway welcomed 15.18 million visitors in 2016, a slight increase from the 15.05 million who visited in…
The Great Smoky Mountains Association took home top honors from the Public Lands Alliance’s annual awards this year.
The N.C. Arboretum in Asheville recently completed several upgrades to its facilities, including conversion to LED lights in all indoor…
The Blue Ridge Breakaway, which would have celebrated its eighth year in August, has been canceled for this year with…
The 2017 Polar Plunge Benefit-t-t-ting Kids in the Creek and Environmental Education surpassed its goal to raise $30,600 this year,…
Over the next few months, prescribed burns will be conducted on all four of North Carolina’s national forests.
A total of $201,000 has been awarded to 35 farm businesses in Western North Carolina as part of this year’s…
Drought is creeping back into the area, with the number of counties designated as experiencing severe drought growing from four…
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