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Groups Aim to Reshape Nantahala-Pisgah Plan

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Conservationists, recreation enthusiasts, the timber industry and more have played a major part in the U.S. Forest Service’s ongoing effort to make major changes to the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest Management Plan for the first time since 1994.

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Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Q&A: Tommy Cabe

Tommy Cabe

Tommy Cabe is the Tribal forest resource specialist for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and a Tribal member from the Bird Town Community. He is also a member of the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Partnership, a collaborative group of conservationists, cultural

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Q&A with Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Stakeholders

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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.

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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

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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

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