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The National Forests in 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. Also get information on passes and guides for our forests! Click below to find out more about the four National Forests in North Carolina (Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, Croatan).



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Why do we burn?

Prescribed fire is an important part of management on the National Forests in North Carolina. These prescribed fires not only reduce the risk of wildfires, but also benefits natural resources and increases biodiversity and healthy ecosystems.

Grandfather Restoration Collaborative Recognized for USFS Award

Grandfather Restoration Award

The Grandfather Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest and a collaborative group of partners have received  award from the U.S. Forest Service Southern Region.

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Climbing Closures in Place to Protect Rare Falcons

Rare Falcon

Each year 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 Message From NFsNC Staff

At this time of thanksgiving, we want to thank you for your input and efforts as we work toward revising the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests Land Management Plan.


Forest Service issues Warning about Black Bears in Panthertown

Bear Safety

The Nantahala National Forest is warning visitors going to Pantherto...

Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires! A message from Smokey!

Smokey the Bear

Learn how you can help prevent forest fires!

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