For some visitors, spring in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests means collecting ramps.
In the Southern national forests, the most valuable culinary product is the ramp, a delicacy added to spring tonics and southern dishes. Ramps are the focus of spring festivals and special events. Click here to find a fact sheet on ramps and other forest products.
The U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station will host a symposium titled “Natural Disturbances and Historic Range of Variation in Central Hardwood Forests” on April 3, 2014.
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 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.
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.
Carlton Murrey has been named executive director of the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association. Murrey will lead all aspects of the growth and operation of the Interpretive Association in conjunction with its Board of Directors. He began his new role in January 2012.
Approximately 8 veterans will receive hands-on learning this month while helping to restore a historic site at the Uwharrie National Forest.
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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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.
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.
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.
By middle school, Le’Andra Smith already knew what she wanted to be when she grew up.
With Christmas rapidly approaching, Asheville citizens were greeted by the Capitol Christmas tree on Nov. 21.
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.
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.