Elk River Falls on the Appalachian Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest is a beautiful scenic attraction. It’s also one of the deadliest scenic attractions in Avery County, NC.
For over one year bear canisters have been required for overnight camping within the Shining Rock Wilderness.
Each year, from Jan 15 through Aug 15, the U.S. Forest Service closes several rock faces in Western NC to recreational activities, to protect the rare Peregrine Falcons that nest there.
A year ago, the Forest Service unveiled a public service effort called “It’s All Yours”. It invited citizens to explore, play in and connect with nature.
Each year, approximately 2,500 cords of wood are harvested from the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests.
The U.S. Forest Service is revising the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests Land and Resource Management Plan.
Forest restoration is something that is talked about a lot these days. But what does restoration really look like on the ground?
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...
Fees are changing at seven recreation sites in the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests for the 2014 season effective May 7.
The children of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians have a new, environmentally friendly building to learn, play and grow.
The Flintlock Valley Shooting Range in the Uwharrie National Forest has reopened. The range closed in 2010 because of safety concerns regarding stray bullets
Learn how to stay safe when in the national forests this hunting season.
Learn about how hydraulic fracturing fits into revision of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan.
Rachel Ingram, volunteer intern for the National Forests in North Carolina, describes her experiences teaching students about safety in the national forests.
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.
Spring is a great time to visit the national forests in North Carolina and shake off those wintertime blues.
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.
Be safe when visiting the national forests.
Be bear aware this season
Learn about a proposal to increase fees or adopt a new fee at seven recreation sites.
Read Carolina Connections seasonal update, Spring issue
The Grandfather Restoration Project is one of ten projects announced by Secretary Vilsack in February 2012, under the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) program.
Turkey season runs April 14th - May 12th.
The U.S. Forest Service has established new limits of stay regulations at all Appalachian National Scenic Trail (Appalachian Trail) shelters.
Each year, from Jan 15 through Aug 15, the U.S. Forest Service closes several rock faces in Western NC to recreational activities to protect the rare Peregrine Falcons that nest there.
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.
Prescribed burning promotes forest health and helps reduce risks to communities
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.
U.S. Forest Service officials announced final decisions on managing recreation in the upper segment of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River (WSR) Corridor.
The USDA Forest Service is soliciting proposals for the maintenance of the Standing Indian Complex.