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The National Forests of North Carolina

National Forests in North Carolina, where gentle mountain slopes stretch for miles, with gardens of magenta rhododendron, salt marshes that connect to the sea, and lakes surrounded by pine forests.  Every year 7 million people visit these forests to camp, hike, mountain bike, hunt, fish, take scenic drives or enjoy the forest's solitude. Click below to find out more about the four National Forests in North Carolina (Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, Croatan).

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Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park is a brand new initiative that invites fourth graders and their families to enjoy our beautiful National Parks for free!


Croatan and Uwharrie National Forests Monitoring Program Transition

The Croatan and Uwharrie NFs Forest Plans were developed under the authority of the 1982 Planning Rule. In 2012, the US Forest Service adopted a new planning rule that will direct future forest plan revisions. The 2012 Planning Rule (26 CFR 219) requires us to modify our forest monitoring program by May 9, 2016 to meet the Planning Rule’s monitoring requirements. After a comprehensive review of the existing monitoring programs, the text of the Monitoring Programs has been edited to be consistent with the 2012 Planning Regulations.


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Climbing Closures in Place to Protect Rare Falcons

Rare Falcon

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.

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Permit Required to Collect Firewood

Permits allow visitors to harvest downed wood in the national forests

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

Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest Plan

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

What Does Restoration Look Like?

Forest restoration is something that is talked about a lot these days. But what does restoration really look like on the ground? 



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