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 is a brand new initiative that invites fourth graders and their families to enjoy our beautiful National Parks for free!
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.
Local leaders joined Forest Service officials and many others on Aug. 22, 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Job Corps program.
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.
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...
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.
The US Forest Service urges hobbyists using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to follow the rules and regulations while recreating.
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.
Hikers of a popular trail in North Carolina’s Piedmont region can now have a personally guided tour, with no other person present.
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 to a national forest allows homeowners to enjoy the forest’s scenic beauty, closeness to nature and recreation opportunities.
“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.”
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Job Corps program at the Schenck Job Corps.
Looking for a September vacation destination? Consider the Jackrabbit Mountain Recreation Area in the Tusquitee Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest.