Features

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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. 

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.

Accessible Fishing Opportunities Abound in National Forests

National Fishing and Boating Week is June 2-10. It’s a time when fishing fanatics and amateur anglers will visit the national forests in North Carolina to try their hands at landing “the big one.”

Anglers in wheelchairs or with other physical disabilities who visit the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests in North Carolina have a number of accessible piers to choose from. Some of these piers provide access to premier trout fishing destinations.

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North Carolina Fire Crew to Help Fight Fires in Northern California

Twenty U.S. Forest Service employees from North Carolina are leaving to help fight fires in northern California. The employees are members of a Type 2 Initial Attack Crew.

Growing Chestnut Trees and Hope in Western North Carolina

Working with others, the U.S. Forest Service may be one step closer to restoring the American chestnut tree to the mountains of western North Carolina.

Free Admission to four sites on Get Outdoors Day

As part of National Get Outdoors Day, June 8, the U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at four popular locations in western North Carolina. National Get Outdoors Day is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun.

1890s Scholar Manages Wildlife in Western NC

By middle school, Le’Andra Smith already knew what she wanted to be when she grew up.

The People’s Tree visits Asheville

With Christmas rapidly approaching, Asheville citizens were greeted by the Capitol Christmas tree on Nov. 21.

Updated Recreation Map Available Online

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina has updated the recreation map of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. The map is available online.

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.