A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Q&A: John Wilson

John Wilson

John Wilson is a wilderness advocate and documentary filmmaker from Avery County, N.C. His family has been in the tourism business in the North Carolina mountains for over a century. Answers have been edited where needed for clarity and length.

Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Q&A: Michelle Aldridge

Michelle Aldridge

Michelle Aldridge is the U.S. Forest Service’s planning staff officer for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest plan revision. Tell me about your relationship with the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. How do you use these lands? “I’m a forest

Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Q&A: Paul Stahlschmidt

Paul Stahlschmidt

Paul Stahlschmidt is a board member of the Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance, a nonprofit mountain biking association. Tell me about your relationship with the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests. How do you use these lands? “I’m a mountain

Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Q&A: Jim Sitts

Jim Sitts

Jim Sitts is the Appalachian timber manager with Columbia Forest Products. He is also a member of the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Partnership, a collaborative group of conservationists, cultural interests, recreational users, timber industry representatives and more who are seeking to shape

Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Q&A: Megan Sutton

Megan Sutton is the Southern Blue Ridge Program Director for The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit environmental conservation organization. Sutton is also a member of the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Partnership, a collaborative group of conservationists, cultural interests, recreational users, timber industry representatives

Q&A with Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Stakeholders

View of Pisgah National Forest

Appalachian Voices asked conservationists, recreational users, a Cherokee tribal member and more what they most want to see from the new Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest Plan.

Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Q&A: Josh Kelly

Josh Kelly

Josh Kelly is the public lands biologist for MountainTrue, a nonprofit environmental conservation organization. He is also the conservation representative for the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Partnership, a collaborative group of conservationists, cultural interests, recreational users, timber industry representatives and more who

Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Q&A: Deirdre Perot

Deirdre Perot

Deirdre Perot is the national public lands representative for the Back Country Horsemen of North Carolina, a nonprofit organization that works to maintain backcountry horse trails. She is also a co-founder of the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Partnership, a collaborative group of

Safeguarding our shared natural heritage

Our executive director shares his thoughts on protecting our shared lands and waters in the face of powerful industry.

Hidden Treasures #6: West Virginia

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The Cranberry Glades area of Monongahela National Forest encompasses four rare mountain bogs and includes longer and shorter hiking options. The volunteer-made Spotted Salamander Trail in Kanawha State Forest is especially accommodating for visitors with physical and visual challenges.