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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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Nantahala District Ranger Mike Wilkins Retires

Mike Wilkins Retirement

Mike Wilkins, Nantahala District Ranger, retires from the USDA Forest Service after serving 40 years.


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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Buck Project Fact Sheet

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Information on the Buck Project on the Nantahala National Forest.

Twelve Mile Project

Young forest allows more sunlight to reach the forest floor and provides food and cover for wildlife

This project aims to maintain a healthy, diverse forest that supports wildlife, provides a sustainable output of timber, improves water quality and aquatic habitat, and improves forest access.

 




River rangers power up on the Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah River Rangers

River rangers begin work on the Pisgah National Forest.

Croatan Hurricane Recovery Updates

Forest Service employees stand behind young longleaf pine

Updates on the Croatan National Forest's recovery after Hurricane Florence

Last Update: 04/10/2019



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