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Where Does Your Forest Stand with the Plan?

A summary of where each national forest in Central and Southern Appalachia is in the forest planning process.

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Preliminary Draft Plans For Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests Published

The National Forest Service publishes the draft foundations of the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests long-term management plans.

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Public Input Invited for Pisgah and Nantahala Forest Planning

The U.S. Forest Service is working on a management plan for the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests, both in western North Carolina. The agency has solicited feedback, and public input would be most useful by Dec. 15.

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NC Forest Plan Delayed Amid Public Confusion

After the U.S. Forest Service encountered heated public outcry in response to the release of a draft management plan for the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forests this past October, the agency revised its goal of creating a final plan from 2016 to early 2017.

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Draft Plan for Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests Stirs Debate

The U.S. Forest Service drew criticism from many western North Carolina conservationists in November when it announced a draft plan that will guide the future of the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests for the next 15 years.

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The Custodian’s Conundrum

Humanity’s immense influence on the landscape begs the question: How do we best care for the Silent Majority? By Molly Moore A swarthy tree trunk stands in a small clearing, a gap in the forest canopy created by its once-thick

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