Alerts & Notices


View All Forest Alerts   

  • 2019 Climbing Closure Lifted on Appalachian and Grandfather

    Effective July 15, the Forest Supervisor's closure to climbing, rappelling and hang gliding has been lifted at the following rock faces:

    • Buzzard's Roost and White Rock Cliff, Appalachian Ranger District
    • Shortoff Mountain, Grandfather Ranger District

    Closure of the cliffs where peregrine falcons are nesting to climbing activities is necessary to limit disturbance during critical reproductive seasons. Climbers should be aware that both the adults and newly fledged chicks remain in the vicinity of the nest site and may fly or dive at nearby climbers.

    Forest Supervisor's Letter