Seasonal Update: Spring 2014

Spring is a great time to visit the national forests in North Carolina and shake off those wintertime blues.

Restoring Fire to the Mountains

Prescribed burning promotes forest health and helps reduce risks to communities

Safety Tips for Hunters and Non-Hunters

Learn how to stay safe when in the national forests this hunting season.

Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests Plan Revision

The U.S. Forest Service is revising the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests Land and Resource Management Plan.

The Spring issue of Carolina Connections is available

Read Carolina Connections seasonal update, Spring issue

Proposed Changes to Recreation Fees

Learn about a proposal to increase fees or adopt a new fee at seven recreation sites.

Grandfather Restoration Project

The Grandfather Restoration Project is one of ten projects announced by Secretary Vilsack in February 2012, under the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) program.

Forest Officials Issue Alert about Flash Flood Danger

A flash flood is a serious weather event for forest visitors because rising flood water is extremely dangerous—a sudden surge can claim victims in less than one minute.

Safety tips during turkey season

Turkey season runs April 14th - May 12th.

Outdoor Safety

Be safe when visiting the national forests.

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.

Bear Safety

Be bear aware this season

Final Decisions on Managing Recreation in the Chattooga Corridor


U.S. Forest Service officials announced final decisions on managing recreation in the upper segment of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River (WSR) Corridor.

Standing Indian Complex Prospectus

The USDA Forest Service is soliciting proposals for the maintenance of the Standing Indian Complex.

Uwharrie National Forest Management Plan Unveiled

The U.S. Forest Service's revised Uwharrie National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (the Plan) promotes forest restoration and protects waterways. Click the link to learn more.