Fall Foliage in Western North Carolina - 2015

Fall is a great time to visit the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests in western North Carolina to view leaves adorned in brilliant reds, oranges and yellows.

Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park is a brand new initiative that invites fourth graders and their families to enjoy our beautiful National Parks for free!

New Guide to Neuse River/Flanners Beach Area Now Available

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina has published a new recreation opportunity guide on the Neuse River/Flanners Beach Complex in the Croatan National Forest.

Tree Planting Marks Job Corps 50th Anniversary

Local leaders joined Forest Service officials and many others on Aug. 22, 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Job Corps program.

Oconaluftee JCCCC Receives Highest USDA Service Award

The Oconaluftee Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center recently received one of only twelve 2012 MLK Drum Major for Service Awards from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). This award is the highest national service award offered by the USDA and represents a tremendous commitment to improving the lives of others through community engagement.

Hilliard Retires as Forest Service Supervisor in North Carolina

After spending more than three decades working for the USDA Forest Service, Marisue Hilliard retired at the end of 2011 as forest supervisor of the National Forests in North Carolina...

Forest Service Improves “Brookie” Habitat in Western North Carolina

The Forest Service has worked with partners to improve brook trout habitat by reducing habitat fragmentation at road crossings and by treating acidic streams using limestone sand. 

Rules on unmanned aircraft on and near public lands

The US Forest Service urges hobbyists using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to follow the rules and regulations while recreating.

Final Trail Strategy Meetings Scheduled for Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina announced the dates and locations of the last two meetings held as part of the Non-motorized Trail Strategy initiative for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests.

QR Codes Tell the Story of the Uwharrie Trail

Hikers of a popular trail in North Carolina’s Piedmont region can now have a personally guided tour, with no other person present.

New Forest Service Canine Team Finds Early Success

They have worked together for only two months in the Uwharrie National Forest, but U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Charles Foote and his new K-9 partner Bluff have already received an award.

Living Next Door to the National Forests in North Carolina

Living next to a national forest allows homeowners to enjoy the forest’s scenic beauty, closeness to nature and recreation opportunities.

Prescribed Burns Promote Longleaf Restoration along the Coastal Plain

“We use prescribed burns as a tool to promote the growth of longleaf pine on the Croatan National Forest and to benefit native species that rely on this forest type,” said Ranger Jim Gumm. “Prescribed fires also reduce fuel buildup on the forest floor, thereby decreasing risk of catastrophic fires. This creates a safer environment for communities surrounding the forest.”

Job Corps Celebrates 50 Years of Transforming Lives

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Job Corps program at the Schenck Job Corps.

Late Summer Getaway – Jackrabbit Mountain

Looking for a September vacation destination? Consider the Jackrabbit Mountain Recreation Area in the Tusquitee Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest.