Take in Courthouse Falls

Hike to Courthouse Falls in the Pisgah National Forest Wednesday, Nov. 9, leaving from Cullowhee. 

Mount Pisgah platform under construction

Crews are now working to reconstruct the viewing platform atop Mount Pisgah in the Pisgah National Forest, a project that is expected to take about two weeks to finish.

Cradle of Forestry hosts Hispanic Heritage Festival

The first ever Hispanic Heritage Fest will bring the colors, flavors and rhythms of Latin America to the Cradle of Forestry in America, located in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1.

Hatchery renovations open for comment

Major renovations are proposed for the Bobby N. Setzer Fish Hatchery in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, and the U.S. Forest Service is seeking feedback on an environmental assessment analyzing their expected impacts.

Give back to public lands

Celebrate the millions of acres of public lands covering Western North Carolina during National Public Lands Day Saturday, Sept. 23.

Final forest management plan draws mixed reactions from stakeholder groups

The Pisgah and Nantahala national forests are now operating under a new management plan, ending an arduous, 11-year process to revise an existing plan implemented in 1987.

Forest Service completes objection reviews for Pisgah-Nantahala forest plan

The U.S. Forest Service has completed its review of 891 objections to the Pisgah-Nantahala forest management plan it released a year ago, clearing the final hurdle to implement the first new forest plan since 1987.

Crowds rally for forest protections

More than 300 people gathered outside the U.S. Forest Service headquarters in Asheville Monday, Aug. 1, to urge stronger protections for the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest as the Forest Service finalizes the plan to guide forest management for the next two decades.

‘A lot of mistakes’: Objections level strong criticism against forest plan

The 60-day objection period for the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Management Plan is now over, and while there’s not yet an official tally of how many people are contesting the final plan, it’s safe to say it’s a high number. 

Decade in the making: Forest Service releases long-awaited 
Pisgah-Nantahala forest plan 

A decade after convening the first meetings to discuss the impending process, the U.S. Forest Service has released a semi-final version of the plan  that will govern management of the 1.04-million-acre Pisgah and Nantahala national forests for the next 15 to 20 years.

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