US Forest Service seeks applicants for recreation advisory committee

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill 11 positions on a new Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee for national forests across the Southeast. 

Permit Required to Collect Firewood

Each year, approximately 2,500 cords of wood are harvested from the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests.

Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests Plan Revision

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

Appalachian Trail Limits of Stay

The U.S. Forest Service has established new limits of stay regulations at all Appalachian National Scenic Trail (Appalachian Trail) shelters.

Tracking Wildlife Responses to Fire Restoration in Southern Appalachia

It was my first prescribed burn. After weeks of training... I was finally on the ground – drip torch in hand – ready to apply fire to restore the mixed pine-hardwood forests...

2014 Recreation Fee Changes

Fees are changing at seven recreation sites in the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests for the 2014 season effective May 7.

Ribbon Cut for New Cherokee Youth Center

The children of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians have a new, environmentally friendly building to learn, play and grow.

Safety Tips for Hunters and Non-Hunters

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

Hydraulic Fracturing & Plan Revision

Learn about how hydraulic fracturing fits into revision of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan.

Flintlock Valley Shooting Range Reopened

The Flintlock Valley Shooting Range in the Uwharrie National Forest has reopened. The range closed in 2010 because of safety concerns regarding stray bullets

I Thought I Knew It All

Rachel Ingram, volunteer intern for the National Forests in North Carolina, describes her experiences teaching students about safety in the national forests.

Kids Fishing Days Events

Children can enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes during special events being held this spring in the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie and Croatan National Forests.

Seasonal Update: Spring 2014

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

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.

Outdoor Safety

Be safe when visiting the national forests.

Bear Safety

Be bear aware this season

Proposed Changes to Recreation Fees

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

The Spring issue of Carolina Connections is available

Read Carolina Connections seasonal update, Spring issue

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.

Safety tips during turkey season

Turkey season runs April 14th - May 12th.

Restoring Fire to the Mountains

Prescribed burning promotes forest health and helps reduce risks to communities

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.

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.